morning blessings

Betty

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Every morning, I get my coffee and my iPad and sit at the table in the breakfast nook. Before I do that I feed the pets and take food for the birds and squirrels out to the feeders. Then I sit and enjoy the birds and the squirrels. It gives me so much pleasure. We go through 50-60 pounds of bird feed every two months, but I tell my husband that I am still low maintanence. . I get such joy out of enjoying nature. We have a humming bird feeder that the red wasp enjoy too. At first was going to get rid of the wasp, but they leave me alone when I go outside even though their nest is on the porch .

My hearts swells with the knowledge that during the melilium we will be at peace with all animals and reptiles . Maybe I should have titled this the ramblings of a crazy cat lady but I believe joy comes from God in the simple things that fill our hearts and minds with the peace that only comes from God.

I pray that God will give each of you moments of joy and peace today and everyday.
Betty
 

anath

I Love the Lord
Make that 3 of us! I'm a crazy cat lady who feeds feral cats outside, 4 squirrels, blue jays, cardinals, a a cute little finch family. We have 4 inside only house cats.

A couple of weeks ago we watched one of the squirrels digging holes all over the yard and placing a peanut in each hole. Now we are seeing baby peanut plants popping up everywhere.
 

ReadyforSupper

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I'm blessed (or cursed) to have a plethora of critters all the time. The chickens are like comedians (or ninjas, depending upon whether they're looking for food or have actually found food), pet squirrels and a cat that's scared of squirrels, my dog and everyone else's.

My favorite time is after Slinky's morning serenade when everyone is tweeting, preening, digging and burying.

I sit under my big oak and watch natural enemies interact peacefully and think of how perfect the MK will be!
 

Kem

Citizen
I have always loved critters also, even back at age 8 or so one of my favorite things to do was sit quietly in the woods and simply observe the birds and other critters. One of my very favorite Christmas gifts at about age 10 was a book on identifying birds.
 

Betty

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People talk every cloud has a silver lining. It might be true. I never appreciated nature as much as I do since I have been handicapped by diseases. I am forced to sit for at least 30 minutes after doing my few morning chores. This gives me time to sit and look outside . This morning only two squirrels but enjoyed the divas of th bird kingdoms fighting over the humming bird feeder. 4 places to feed on each feeder but two humming birds fighting over the same spot. I laugh inside at them, but I wonder how often I insist on my way when God has another much better plan for me. Do I miss out of something better because of insisting on my way? May God open my heart to accept His will and not insist on my will.
May God shine in the life of every member of this board and bring joy and peace into our lives . May we know when need to fight for something and when we need to let go and trust God for something better.
Betty
 

Andy C

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I really enjoy my quiet morning time. I'm always awake by 430 am, and I will read my IPAD to catch up on the news and the rapture forums. My DW does not get up until 630-700. Both of us are retired military, and neither of us work anymore. By 530 or so, I'm out the door for a walk or run. I do like looking at the ducks in the 2 ponds in our neighborhood. I'm usually the only person out and about, so the quiet time is great for walking and talking with Him. I do miss our little dog we had to put down a few months ago. We had our own morning routine that I miss.
 

ShilohRose

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I really enjoy my quiet morning time. I'm always awake by 430 am, and I will read my IPAD to catch up on the news and the rapture forums. My DW does not get up until 630-700. Both of us are retired military, and neither of us work anymore. By 530 or so, I'm out the door for a walk or run. I do like looking at the ducks in the 2 ponds in our neighborhood. I'm usually the only person out and about, so the quiet time is great for walking and talking with Him. I do miss our little dog we had to put down a few months ago. We had our own morning routine that I miss.
I'm sorry about your little dog. :hug
 

Andy C

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I'm sorry about your little dog. :hug
Thanks. He was one of 2 dogs we adopted while stationed in Okinawa. One was a golden retriever named Lucy, and the other was a Maltese named Dezi. Lucy died 4 years ago, and we all had an excellent morning routine together. While in Okinawa, every Saturday morning after a long run, I would take Lucy with me to the donut shop (hey, I'm not running for my health...). I miss seeing her wagging her tail as she got overly excited seeing me with a box of donuts, knowing she would get one.
 

Betty

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Good morning. I saw my Surgeon yesterday. The visit was disappointing. He ignored my concern that my pain level is worse then before the surgery. He couldn't get me out of the office fast enough. Next week I go to a Digestive Disease clinic. I am hoping that they can find they source of my pain and fix it. For now I am taking comfort in knowing that trials brings about spiritual growth.

I am enjoying a family of red birds at my bird feeder. I think I am going to lie down and rest a bit. Have a blessed day.
Betty
 

anath

I Love the Lord
I have a spoiled rotten deaf Turkish Angora cat who demands each morning to be taken out. (I stay close by him)
Today was no different and so he did his usual....he goes out in the middle of the yard , lies in the cool grass with his front two legs extended out in front and just chills. Obviously he wasn't ready to come back inside 'cause he is hollering to go back out. He wins, I can't take it anymore!
 

ReadyforSupper

Well-Known Member
I have a spoiled rotten deaf Turkish Angora cat who demands each morning to be taken out. (I stay close by him)
Today was no different and so he did his usual....he goes out in the middle of the yard , lies in the cool grass with his front two legs extended out in front and just chills. Obviously he wasn't ready to come back inside 'cause he is hollering to go back out. He wins, I can't take it anymore!
I had a deaf cat named Pinky. She was a Siamese. Deaf cats make sounds that make your hair stand on end lol. They can't hear themselves so they sort of scream/ holler/yowl/squeak instead of a simple meow!

Pinky went deaf around sixteen years old and her Deafness actually added 11 years to her life! The doctors were absolutely stunned to see her year after year for wellness checks, because she had a level 4 heart murmur. We attributed her long life, which ended at three weeks shy of 28 years, because she had absolutely no stress in her life. She could not hear therefore she did not get stressed out! When she was 26, she came from outside, where she always lived... Walked across the living room down the hall and into the garage. Pinky lived in the garage for the next year and so many months until she had a massive stroke. She knew that she was extremely geriatric, so she moved into the darkest quietest place she was aware of, which was the garage. She slept curled up beside the hot water heater.
 

anath

I Love the Lord
Awww, you are right about their yowl and their 0 stress levels. There is a special relationship, a rapport if you will, I've had with my deaf cats for approx 30 years now. They always use eye contact when they are speaking to you and they don't care what you are doing at the time, when they want to tell you something, it is right then and there and not a minute later. I use some sign language but mostly I know their different types of chatting and what they are meaning to say.
 

Betty

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Good Morning! Two blue jays and two red birds this morning. I put some water in an extra cat food bowling the birds drink and bathe in it. I need to remember to change the water often. No humming birds but I did stay in bed till 11:00 this morning. A few red wasps taking advantage of the sugar water. I have a couple of lizards, on the humming bird feeder. I don't know if their long tongue can get sugar water out but they sure tried.


Morning started off frustrating. Water spilled in the kitchen and some animal knocked over the bird feed storage container all over the back porch so I had work to do before my morning coffee. But I settled myself down and forced myself to relax. It took me may years to realize I could do that. We often allow ourselves to be controlled by outside circumstances. A person cuts you off on the road and instead of saying jerk and moving on we allow this person to affect our move for hours. If we are not careful we can pass the bad mood onto everyone we come in contact with. While it is easy to rationalize that we deserve to be in a bad mood, we don't realize that we have allowed a person who doesn't even know us control us.
We can choose to settle ourselves. We can choose to think of something pleasant and put the bad incendent behind us. We can choose to be in a pleasant mood, I said pleasant mood because good mood doesn't come at once. We let got of the bad, we concentrate on pleasant things and before you know we are in a good mood.

I now see a squirrel and one red bird bathing and one bird feeding. I can't give myself a pain free day and I cannot even promise myself a day with out problems, but I can choose to focus on the good things. Looking for the smallest thing even if it is just watching a lizard attempting to drink out of a hummin bird feeder.
May God bring you many moments to make you smile today.
Betty
 

Betty

Well-Known Member
I had a chubby squirrel, blue bird, and red birds feeding this morning. I made it to Church this morning, the first since my surgery. I had to get in my gown and take a pain pill as soon as I got home, but so worth it. A great service. We had 7 people saved this morning, including two couples . Great to see people starting a relationship with Jesus. Even with the pain and discomfort, I am so blessed to be able to have been able to worship with fellow believers.
Have a blessed Sunday.
Betty
 
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