I’m glad nature doesn’t seem to hold to segregation of the species, at least not in this place. Here, we see geese, ducks, pigeons, and sparrows, all content to forage together. I’m sure there were gulls nearby too. If only humans had such tolerance.
I’m certain, though, if their offspring were under threat by another form of wildlife, these birds would become very protective, but that’s the God placed instinct of the animal world, and humankind alike.
I’ve participated in this challenge before, but I did enjoy it, so, when I got nominated again, I thought, “why not?” There are so many great quotes out there, so many worth sharing.
I chose this quote because conversation and relationship are built on two way communication. One’s words should always be spoken with the listener’s feelings in mind, and our ears should always be ready to listen, especially when someone needs a shoulder to cry on. I’m sorry to say that I have some work to do in my speaking and listening, but I do strive to speak and listen in the way as portrayed in this quote.
- Thank the person that nominated you.
- Write one quote each day for three consecutive days (3 quotes total) Please forgive me if mine aren’t consecutive.
- Explain why the quote is meaningful for you.
- Nominate three bloggers each day to participate in the challenge
Who Nominated Me:
Thank you to Biff, Sock, Pow who nominated me for this challenge. I enjoy all Biff’s posts. He has a way of making the most mundane things humorous. Do yourself a favour and check out his blog.
My Nominees Today:
I think that if you have some great quotes that you live by, or if you’ve made up your own, you should give this challenge a go. Maybe you don’t even have to stop at three!
I sometimes care for my daughter’s rescue cats when she’s away. I drive to her home to put out fresh food and water, and of course, tend to the litter box. It occurred to me during one of these visits that the behaviour of these two felines can be quite similar to some humans I’ve met. Bela is a white female, nervous, timid, and I think traumatized by experiences that occurred before her rescue. She is like those who are afraid to trust, and would rather miss out on the possibility of a relationship than to be hurt by one.
Cake, on the other hand, is a bold and sassy calico with a sense of entitlement. She does what she wants, goes where she wants, and sometimes won’t acknowledge my existence unless I have a treat for her in my hand. I think we’ve all met people like that. They are self-absorbed and think of others only when theyhave something they want.
Can you guess which is which?
Of course the behaviour of my “grandcats” is very different with my daughter. They feel fully secure in their relationship with her. There is trust, giving of affection, and love that comes from their time and experience with her.
This walking bridge is getting a little worse for wear. It made me think of the bridges we build, or burn, in our relationships. I would rather be a bridge builder, but sometimes it may become necessary to burn a bridge. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all our relationships were free of conflict?
Poem: A Bridge Unsure
(c) Candice Pierce 2017
Can I build a bridge of friendship,
With one who won’t come near?
Can I be the voice of reason,
When someone will not hear?
Can I break through the suspicion,
When trust was killed by lies?
I may not be successful,
But I can only try.