Kindness Doesn’t Require an Occasion

Our next door neighbors moved out 3 weeks ago and left a pet silver pheasant on their rooftop. I noticed this when I go for a walk upstairs every evening and I empathized with the bird’s loneliness. How cruel of them to leave it behind like that, I mused. But felt relieved to see bowls of food and water lying around. At least they had been this benevolent.

A few days later, the water dried up and the grains seemed to finish too. I gathered some wheat grains and threw them into its “home”. It pecked on them eagerly. It was a satisfaction I’ve  never experienced before. Genuine altruism, maybe. I also devised a way of giving it water. I poured water in a small shopping bag and tied it loosely and threw it over. It splashed out and made a puddle, easy for it to drink.

Just yesterday the new folks moved in. I hoped that now the birdy would get a regular supply of food and water. But, to my dismay the opposite happened. As I reached home from Uni today, I saw it outside their gate, pecking at some grass. I was stunned. They threw him out? How ruthless! I asked mom if we could bring it in, but she bluntly refused saying it will just make a mess, and how will she clean it etc. I turned to dad as a last hope, and he gave me the most alarming answer.; that it is a creation of God, and He will look after it, its not our responsibility to take care of it, besides we have no place to keep it. And the final word before he walked off “Don’t be so over-sensitive” I was speechless.

What an unkind world! Does kindness need to be something big? Something showy? I have lost the little hope I had in humanity. May God protect you, dear birdy. Forgive me for not being able to help you, despite having all means.

 

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Getting Crafty

Come weekend and my creative side kicks in.  I have my hands on my little crafts supply bag and fished out these to make little hearts with:

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Now folding them into halves and making flowers:

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Awww, don’t these look so adorable? ❤

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And the final look:

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A peek inside:

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I added a black border on the front side, and it looks nicely framed. That’s it for today. Cheers!

On Love Again

I just found this piece of literature about what love feels like. So true and heart-warming. 

May love find you when you least expect it, where you least expect it. 

 

 Louis de Bernières says:

When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No … don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!