Winter was difficult for the animals this year. Sunshine is appreciated as well the new growth. The Hope Flowers have faded for the year. Ruby Tuesday feels that they may as well go away; she doesn’t get to eat them. What good is a flower a goat doesn’t eat?
Little Peep has survived the seemingly endless winter and remains a happy chicken gal. She appreciates the new grass and knows where to find the best worms. The sunshine feels especially good to her these days. Finding the proper place for a good dust bath is a fun job, of course her Chicken ADD causes her to stop and stare off into space until something catches her attention.
We have decided that our Gertrude the Goose is actually Gus the Goose. Kevin is the enemy now and Gus feels that he must keep Kevin away from me.
The springtime changes that occur in the animal world leave me watching in awe. A harsh cold winter doesn’t stop things in their world. They each emerge into the new spring world looking forward to warm days and will find delight in the pleasures we ignore. They accept their place in the cycle of life and seek to create the best life possible for themselves.
Little Peep isn’t concerned that she is no longer a spring chicken. She doesn’t look in the mirror longing for the days that her face looked young again. Ruby is unconcerned about aging as she is still a young goat and finds there is nothing worth worrying over. Gus doesn’t care to fly north and is content to protect me from Kevin; perhaps he enjoys treating Kevin as the enemy. He simply wants everyone to know that he is a handsome goose.
Once again, I am reminded that there is much to learn from these animals. They spend their time enjoying what they have, rather than fretting over what they do not have. They each look for ways to create the best life possible for themselves with the circumstances they have been given. They consider each day a gift and an opportunity. They will use each day as the gift that it is and maximize each opportunity to the best of their abilities. They remind me that my attitude needs adjusting and life is as sweet as we choose to make it, no matter what our circumstances, life is a good gift.