06 Sep Simple Request | Sept 2017
This Request Caused an Uproar
One day I approached the Great Council of Birds with a request.
“I want to be a bird.”
“Why might that be?” the Great Feathered One asked.
“I’m disgusted by the news.”
There was a faint rustling of feathers by all.
“And what news is this?”
“About . . . ,” I paused to gather my courage. “. . . the way people behave.”
For a moment hundreds of eyes bore into me.
Then a rude sound crackled from deep in the back of the crowd, sort of like a duck making a raspberry.
And with that, there erupted a loud cacophony of hoots and honks, cries and calls, tweets and twerps – unlike anything I had ever heard anywhere.
Finally, after a great deal of flapping, fluttering, and flying about, they settled down.
Then the Great Feathered One puffed out its feathers, gave them a shake, and spoke:
“The answer is no.
You must stay where you are.
So you can fix your tribe instead.”
Once again, I’m sure I heard the same raspberry crackle, but this time with a chuckle.
Then they all flew off.
So here I am.
Doing my best to promote kindness by inspiring respect for Nature.
I’ve chosen this because all life is connected: Once people respect Nature, they’ll respect life, and in turn they’ll respect each other.
And then we might have better news.
PS: My Mission Statement describes what I’m doing and why. See it at: Mission Statement
Make Good News
We’re all responsible for creating good news. Here’re some ideas:
Endangered Birds – How you can help make a difference
27 Ways to Show Kindness – Create joy for yourself by being kind
Help Birds – 5 Easy Things You Can Do – Easy steps everyone can take
Help Birds Tip
Molting is in progress.
Many birds appear shabby in late summer. Be patient as they grow new feathers. A past blog tells about this: Don’t Cry for Me, Audubon
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation