Do you ever have 'those days'? You know the ones, the days that no matter how hard you try to get down in the dumps, God just blows your socks off of you with his little gifts that fill you with joy and before you know it you are just 'whistling a happy tune'???
As I've told you before, times are tough around here, and today we had a little 'burp' in our attempts to make things better. Nothing major, just a little blip that will eventually be worked out and we'll move on! Well, this morning (late morning) I was on the phone with my aunt - my daddy's youngest sister who is only a few years older than I am - and we were catching up on what had been going on since we last chatted, and I turned to look out the window and there on the deck rail, not 3 feet from the window, was a gorgeous male Eastern Bluebird!!!
Now bluebirds rarely visit my feeders, but this one was perfect and absolutely beautiful and he just sat there on the deck rail looking in the window at me for . . . ummmmm . . . probably a good 1 1/2 to 2 minutes! And yes, he could have been seeing his own reflection in the window, but I choose to believe he was looking at me! And seeing that little fellow, looking so healthy and happy and sitting there for so long just made me feel happier and more hopeful! His short visit was a gift to me, and how could that NOT make you happy! He reminded me that it's going to be okay! We will survive and we will carry on and we WILL be just fine!
Then I noticed several pine warblers out there, fighting over my one suet cake (Reminder to self: add suet cakes to the grocery list!) They would fight over the 1 cake, and then one of the warblers would come over to the empty suet cake holder and look confused as to why there was no suet in there! They are such pretty birds! They are kind of an olive/yellow/green, and small and feisty - and I like feisty!
Watching them just made me plain happy!!! Have I told you lately how much I enjoy 'my' birds? They really are so much fun to watch!
Anyway, just a little while later I was on the phone with hubby and we were talking about the 'little burp' and what we were going to do about it and I looked out the window again and there was a goldfinch on the 'regular' feeder!
(Note: I have been trying for MONTHS to get the goldfinches to come back to my feeders, but they have been avoiding me like the plague! I knew they were out there, because they have a unique 'chatter' and I could even talk to them in their language and they would talk back, but wouldn't come to my feeders!)