Common Yellowthroat, Male, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Connection With Life | July 2017

Why Connection Matters

Common Yellowthroat, Male, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post "Connection With Life"

Common Yellowthroat, Male

When I look into the eyes of a bird, I see life.

And in that life, I find a connection with Nature.

This reminds me that I’m part of something greater than myself – I’m part of all that is alive.

In turn, that connection leads to compassion for all. For example, I sense the global health of humanity.

Notice there’s a point here: Connection leads to compassion.

This matters on both an individual and on a social scale.


Your happiness begins by expanding your world of connections. Then those connections increase your world of compassion. And with greater compassion, you have more opportunities to practice kindness.

That’s important because with compassion, kindness becomes an easy choice.

And the more kindness you can show others, the more joy you will feel. At the same time, when you share more kindness, society becomes more healthy for all.

You may notice that all my photos show the bird looking at you.

California Towhee, © Photo by Steve Kaye , in blog post "Connection With Life"

California Towhee

While that makes a photo interesting, it also conveys the connection that I find when I look into the eyes of a bird.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

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  • Teri Rider
    Posted at 12:23h, 12 July

    I love this message, Steve. Connection is so vital to life. I couldn’t agree more.

  • Susan Bulger
    Posted at 12:40h, 12 July

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time searching for Common Yellowthroats when I hear their wichety, wichety, wichety call. They blend so well that it is extremely hard to spot them. That makes this photo a real prize winner.

  • Sneed Collard
    Posted at 06:00h, 13 July

    Another great post, Steve. Braden and I are so glad we got to meet you last year. And, btw, Common Yellowthroats are some of our favorite birds. We just finished a six-day birding safari through eastern Montana, and were delighted to find them almost everywhere we looked!

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