You don't have to look far for inspiration. Each year swallows nest at my friend's house. This year they have built their nest on the casing of the frequently used kitchen door.Totally unfased with all the coming and going, they have successfully raised their brood, who are about to fly. These little birds come back each year from Africa, flying thousands of miles and facing incredible hardship and danger to nest at my friends house.
If that isn't inspirational and awe inspiring I don't know what is. But I confess to a little jealousy. If I ever get swallows nesting at my house I will be delighted. Just delighted.