03 May Life Lesson from a Quail
Life Lesson from a Quail
Here is a Life Lesson from a Quail
I learned this while taking photos in Southeast Arizona.
Each morning the surrounding wilderness was filled with bird calls.
The most notable call came from Gambel’s Quail, which sounded like:
It reminded me of an exclamation of joyful surprise, as if someone had opened a fantastic gift.
So how does this apply to people?
First imagine that you’re a Gambel’s Quail.
Then say, “Wow!” as if you just discovered:
– You’re alive with all of today ahead of you.
– You’re living with the opportunity to make the world better, even if it’s by sharing a smile.
– You’re an important and special part of the life that connects us all.
Often having what we want begins by acting as if we already have it.
That’s so because our expectations lead us to make choices that create the reality.
So begin with joy.
And then ride the lift it provides to make each day a masterpiece.
Note: See photos of both the California and Gambel’s Quail in Birds Up Close.
Gambel’s Quail live mostly in the Sonoran Desert near streams and waterholes. Since they eat seeds, leaves, and berries, they often forage on the ground. Like other quail, they travel mostly by running, but can fly very fast with rapid wing beats.
Help Birds Tip
Support organizations that work to protect birds. For example, you might join your local Audubon chapter.
I also recommend the American Bird Conservancy.
You will find Gambel’s Quail around the Casa de San Pedro B&B.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.
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