Allen's Hummingbird, Female, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Victories Made Easy | June 2023

Think in Terms of Victories

Allen's Hummingbird, Female, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Blog post: Victories Made Easy

Allen’s Hummingbird, Female

Victories are achievements that overcame some adversity, challenge, or resistance.

And we all want victories in our lives.

First, realize that ordinary activities are actually victories. Each represents a notable achievement, even if it’s a small one.

Then make victories easier by reframing your actions from things you have to do into things you want to do. This puts you in control of your intentions instead of being controlled by them.

And finally, the key to having more victories is: Put small victories in your daily plan.

You might consider:

Personal Care

This could include:

1) Eating healthy foods. First, focus on organic foods. Then avoid fast foods, junk foods, and soft drinks that contain artificial flavors plus large amounts of fat, salt, and sugar.

2) Exercising. Take frequent breaks to walk, stretch, and move. For example, while creating this article, I took a break every 10 to 15 minutes to walk for a minute or two.

3) Reflecting. Thinking is the process of asking yourself questions and then answering them. And writing in a journal is an excellent way to explore possibilities, expand understanding, and provide healing.


We are all part of nature. So we need to spend time with it.

Thus, go for walks. Or just sit outside near plants.

Then say “Hello” to the birds, butterflies, and bees. Notice how they move. And listen to what they’re telling you.


We live in the world we create. And we receive what we send.

So make kindness part of your day.

For example, you might greet strangers, drive slower, and share praise.

You might send a kindness note to someone special. Or you might phone them to ask how they’re doing.

And you can offer help to others in ways they will appreciate.

Allen's Hummingbird, Female, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Blog post: Victories Made Easy

Allen’s Hummingbird, Female

Of course, these are all basic activities. Most likely you already do them.

If so, you can celebrate.

And then we ask: What victories can you put in your day?

One More Thought: Starting small matters.


First, it’s easier.

And then small victories lead to larger victories.

As a result, you entire life becomes a victory. And that leaves a legacy you will admire.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

Find More at:

Winter Tribute

Choosing Success

First Choice

Small Matters

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

You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 11:04h, 27 June

    More wise words. Always enjoy your reflections Steve, which give one much food for thought. Also love the beautiful photo.

  • Eileen Brownell
    Posted at 18:18h, 29 June

    As always great wisdom that shows a true love of nature. Thank you for sharing.

  • Nancy L Hoffmann
    Posted at 11:15h, 01 July

    GORGEOUS photo!!

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