01 Mar Why Is This Duck Smiling | March 2016
Why Is This Duck Smiling
Have you ever wondered, “Why is this duck smiling?”
Could this duck be smiling because it lives the way people live on a vacation? For example:
– It camps outdoors.
– It paddles lazily on lakes and ponds.
– It stays in the moment.
Of course, I’m sure someone out there is thinking, “That duck just looks like it’s smiling.”
I’ll accept that.
Its bill does have a smile-like shape.
And yet, studies (on humans) have shown that spending time outdoors leads to feeling better. They also show that smiling helps you feel better.
So here is a reminder that we can put more joy in our lives by walking lazily through gardens, parks, and woods.
While there, be in the moment.
Feel the earth under your feet. Listen to the birds. Smell the plants. And smile.
Then people who see you may wonder, “Why is that person smiling?”
This photo was taken at the Fullerton Arboretum, where you can often find Mallards paddling lazily on the ponds.
See photos of birds at the Fullerton Arboretum at:
There’s another post about vacations at:
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