Mourning Dove, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Simple Answers | May 2019

Simple Answers from a Bird

Mourning Dove, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: Simple Answers

Mourning Dove

This bird landed nearby. So I asked,

“Where am I?”

“You are here, in this moment of now.”

“What am I doing?”

“Traveling through time.”

“Can I control any part of this?”

“Only your choices.”

“Why are my choices important?”

“Your choices become your life.”

“How will I know if I’m making good choices?”

“Seek to be someone you and others would admire.”

Mourning Dove, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: Simple Answers

Mourning Dove

“What else can I do?”

“Ask questions.”

“What sort of questions?”

“Questions that help you.”

“How will I know what those questions are?”

“First ask yourself what you need. Then ask how.”

“And then what?”

“Be courageous enough to accept new ideas.”

Mourning Dove, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: Simple Answers

Mourning Dove

“What would make today wonderful?”

“Act with kindness and service.”

“Toward whom?”

“Begin with yourself, as if you were your best friend.”

“And then . . . ?”

“Everybody else.”

“Some people can be a challenge.”

“The way you meet challenges defines you.”

“What else could I do?”

“Be grateful.”

“For what?”


“Even bad news?”

“Yes, because bad news challenges and then teaches.”

Much success,

Steve Kaye

PS: Do you ask yourself simple questions like these?

And then, more importantly, how do you answer them?

Find More at:

Why Kindness

Embrace Hardship

First Choice

Why You?

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

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

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Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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  • Teri Rider
    Posted at 20:34h, 28 May

    It was a perfect choice to have these simple answers from a Mourning Dove. Purely simple and so Divine. Thank you for your wonderful photos and post.

  • Thea Merritt
    Posted at 22:40h, 29 May

    I was shaken reading the first few lines, the power of Now. This has helped me recognize more of my choices of today, and how I could have been more grateful. I must use my power and my choices with as much presence and awareness as possible.

    Keep riding the waves and helping people, you are good at it! Thank you for sharing, thank you for being a true inspiration.

    I ask myself:

    “What do I need?”

    I answer:

    “I need to be patient and kind”

  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 03:45h, 30 May

    I always look forward to your posts because I know they will have beautiful photos and wise words. Thank you for another lovely post, it really did light up my day.

  • Thilda Zorn
    Posted at 21:44h, 31 May

    Lovely, dear Steve! Much Gratitude (Brother David Steindl Rast calls it Gratefulness), best wishes from Thilda in Guatemala

  • Lorian Collins
    Posted at 09:14h, 02 June

    Wow Steve! This is extraordinary. I’ve been moved by the dove’s voices for the last month or so. So nice to hear of your experience with these wonderful beings. These have a similar essence too some of the queries in my book.
    I would like to co-create more communication with you. I appreciate your inclusion of me with these precious pictures and words.


  • Steve Kaye
    Posted at 13:05h, 02 June

    Thank you to everybody who posts comments. I appreciate your support.

  • Marvin (Marv) Marshall
    Posted at 13:38h, 08 June

    Steve, You are certainly a talent in many areas. You pictures and poems are wonderful to see and read.

    Marv Marshall

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