I Was Not Aware That The Bird Is The Word

Remember this guy? If not, you can see his introductory post here. You’ll be glad to know he’s doing fine… even testing his wings a little… right, Anita?

Want to know something else about him? How about… he now thinks he owns the home in which he resides. This might not be a big problem, except its our home! “Mi culinaria es su casa!”

It’s hard to imagine that just a few days ago this young whippersnapper seemed so grateful to have been saved from the ground (where Pot Pie Possum dwells). He with much gratitude received his meals from our hands… nested in his shoe box.

But now… ha! He becomes angry when his crickets and worms aren’t there at the first sign of hunger. He chirps to high heaven demanding attention and service. He flies all over leaving special surprises wherever he lands. Not only this… he sits and calls his mother, somehow convincing her to peck holes in the screen on the back porch!

Hmmm… (as Karin’s been known to say)! I wonder if there’s a little of me in that there bird? I must confess I find myself guilty of our guest’s changed attitude. I do the same thing.

Here’s some defining test questions… do you treat your spouse as well today as when you were first dating? Do your children receive that same adorning attention that they did in the delivery room? Do those lifelong friends still believe they can count on you whenever need be?

We only have one lifetime to show our appreciation for others… and we don’t know or control the length of that lifetime. …gotta run, someone’s screeching!

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About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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18 Responses to I Was Not Aware That The Bird Is The Word

  1. isaiah43123 says:

    Sounds like the birdie has more than one “it’s all about me” t-shirts. By the way, who is getting trained here, you or the young whippersnapper? 😀 We take so much for granted in this life, including Who gave us this life and all we have.

    Another by the way… I just noticed the John Calvin quote at left. Wow! Thanks for sharing. Will add it to my collection book for future pondering.

    Thanks my friend! Keep the Faith!

    • mtsweat says:

      Hmmm… bird t-shirts! You may be on to something there good friend! I really appreciate your notice of Calvin’s comment. God bless!

  2. Sunshine says:

    This is a great read…thank you for sharing and I appreciate the pingback.
    ~Abundant blessings to you. 🙂

  3. >> “do you treat your spouse as well today as when you were first dating?”

    Well I hope most would say they treat them better. After all, doesn’t love GROW with sharing a life, sharing problems, sharings joys?

    • mtsweat says:

      You are so right good friend. Matter of fact… my wife concurs. She says she treats me much better today… my dilemma is not hearing the treatment is mutual… guess I have some work to do. All this learned from a bird! God bless, good friend.

  4. engchick23 says:

    Thanks for the gentle reminder to cherish each relationship. Though I’m glad to say most of those don’t require me to clean up after my friends!

    Thanks for dropping by my corner of the web! 🙂

  5. Wow! the birds attitude sounded familiar I must confess. I have been working on me for some time now but this was a friendly reminder.
    Deirdre

  6. Great post. Brought me a smile 🙂 Many blessings to you and your “friend”.

  7. evanlaar1922 says:

    Yep – always good to call me on this!

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