I knew this had to be a good sign
when I opened my front door:
little bird footprints leading
right up to my door.

I looked it up online
and found that there’s an old
Scandinavian tradition
of putting bird seed on your doorstep
on Christmas morning
so birds will come to your door
and bring you good luck
for the coming year.

I thought my family
had all the Scandinavian
traditions covered,
but this one is new to me!
I didn’t even put bird seed out,
but thank you, sweet little one,
wherever you are,
for visiting our home
to deliver good fortune.