Hello everyone on another Monday morning. Please pull up a chair, grab a coffee and let’s chat a while while sitting on my deck enjoying the beauty of nature. But before I get started on other things, I would like to shout a big THANK YOU to all my amazing readers out there! On Saturday Steve’s Country hit 300 followers. Wow, that’s fantastic! Doesn’t seem like that long ago when we passed 200. And at this moment we are at 310 followers. You are all a fantastic group of people! Both Muffin and I count it a privilege to have you a part of our little home here at Steve’s Country. Still a ways to go to reach my next goal of 500 but we are well on the way. I hope you will continue to enjoy your time here.
It’s sometimes amazing how much wildlife visits my little patch of this world. Living in the country one would expect a large variety of animals. But this is town living. I realize it is a small town with only 15,000 people, but it’s still town, not country. Yet it feels very much like country living. I thoroughly enjoy country living.
But I can be happy no matter where I am. After all, happiness is not a place. That kind of happiness disappears quickly. Now I would love to live in a warm place. Big news, right? But this is where I live and I can be happy right here, even though it’s cold 8 months of the year. We get about 3 weeks where it might be considered hot. And hot I like. But still, I’m happy. Because the happiness is in me. We can choose to be happy, or choose to be grumpy. Personally, I prefer to be happy. Much more fun.
Most everyone hates Monday. And because they do, it usually turns out to be a bad day. So people blame Monday for that. I have some news. Monday can’t do anything by itself, either good or bad. It’s a day on the calendar. We choose whether the day will be a good day or a bad day. Why would we choose a bad day? Why not choose to make it a good day? We are constantly making choices our entire life. Every day we make choices. Usually a lot of choices each day. Just stop and think about it. Choose to make Monday a good day. Choose to be happy.
Don’t let others ruin your choice. Don’t let you ruin your choice. If we make Monday a good day, the rest of the week will be good as well. Plus the day will be much more profitable for us because we will be feeling good. And that helps us to make better choices about other things. Usually if we are in a bad mood, then we won’t make good choices. Just makes sense.
A loon just flew overhead, laughing as he went. Sir George came down onto the feeder to get his second breakfast. While picking up his food he likes to talk with me. He has a very quiet sound he makes and really does look like he is talking. Quite nice actually. Then when he is finished, he will stay an extra couple minutes to just talk a bit more. Then off he goes taking some food back to Lady Pearl who is now sitting on the nest.
A song sparrow is singing beautifully from a nearby shrub. I love their song. It just says ‘summer’ to me. One of those birds I remember as a kid. I would get up early, open my window and listen to the birds singing. A real summer joy. Baxter is in the birch tree calling for a peanut. He quickly comes down, grabs it and he’s gone again. His mate is also on the nest now so he takes this peanut back for her. He will be back to get one for himself soon.
Well folks, I guess it’s time to finish our visit for today. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have and I look forward to our next visit. Until then, enjoy your day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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