I don't know if anyone else remembers the columnist Gregory Clarke, but his "first robin of spring" story always comes back to mind at this time of year. Essentially, if the first robin you see is scurrying along the ground, it's going to be a rough year for you. If it's sitting on a fence or in a tree, it's going to be an okay year, and if the first Robin you see is flying - it's going to be a wonderful year.
I think we can choose what kind of year it will be by Law of Attraction, however this is an interesting view. I wonder if we should call it robinology? LOL