Quotes of the Day!

Because there’s too much hate in the world and it makes me so super sad. We’re not born racist, or sexist, or homophobic, or anti any kind of humans or animals. It’s all about what is taught to us and the vibes we get from the people that surround us. Let’s try and raise children who respect humans of any race, colour or creed and are kind souls, gentle with people and gentle with animals. Children who are loving and caring and go out of their way to help others and fight for their cause even if it doesn’t affect them. Let them not be so spoilt that they find injustice against others okay or permissible because it’s not happening to them. Let’s teach them to look at the world with an open mind and work for something good. We can make a difference, albeit a tiny one, but a difference nonetheless. We can bring up a respectful, tolerant generation of little people and from there on it’s a chain reaction of goodness spreading throughout the world.

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Quotes of the Day!

Gah! Yesterday was so HARD. I just couldn’t seem to pull myself out of bed in the morning. I felt lethargic and weirdly meh. So I stayed home and had a bit of a duvet day being lazy with the cats. All four of us were sprawled across different areas of the bed moving in and out of peaceful slumber. That didn’t last too long though, for me anyway, it wasn’t long before the office was missing me and my phone started ringing. So what was meant to be a restful day, stayed a stressful day, albeit in bed. I finally pried myself out of bed at around 5pm, had a cuppa tea, brushed my teeth – I had already showered and changed around noon – and tried to face the day, only to end up on the couch! I thought if I go to bed early, I’d feel better today, but even though I tried, it was half past twelve, or thereabouts, before I finally drifted off, only to be awoken by the melodious singing of my phone’s alarm. My head still hurt and I felt dizzy and a little nauseous but I thought I’d better get to work. I’m a bit of a professional like that. You see, I’m meeting my friends for dinner tonight – hopefully I’ll be able to stomach it – and it would look really bad if I pulled a sickie and was then seen out dining in fancy clothes, looking perfectly well! So here I am… at work, feeling a little ill, picking at pomegranate and delicious oranges and sipping on green tea. Any way, that’s enough of my sob story for the day! Here are some quotes about life and change. 2015 is coming and we’ve only got a month left in 2014. Let’s make it count and think about what we can change in 2015 to make our lives healthier, happier, more productive and more impactful on others. Also, with all this hatred and intolerance in the world, what can we do that shows love, tolerance and acceptance? Aren’t we all human before we’re anything else? Isn’t all that matters in the kind of people we are and what’s in our hearts? Shouldn’t our caring, generous, loving, accepting natures be more important than what God (if any) we believe in, what nationality we were born into or how much money we make/have? I think so…

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Born to be wild..

So I’m a nature lover – I’m not talking botany and rain forest resorts, though I can be a bit of a tree-hugger, but more my love for animals. Whether they’re my own pets Dexter & Muffin, a bird that’s fallen out of its nest, an itsy bitsy frog, a turtle displaced from the river after the rains or even a baby lizard that makes my mother run shrieking to a safer spot… they make my heart melt. Just observing them and their ways makes me ooh and aah. They’re so… natural. Their actions and reactions are something I can relate to. Almost human. I’m not sure any of this makes any sense to ya’ll…

Where is this coming from? Oh well, there’s a pair of these long-legged birds, I’m not quite sure what they are – I’m going to have to google that – but they’ve got these three little chicks right outside my office. One of the parents, I’m guessing it’s the mom, stays down with the little ones, while the other, probably dad, stays up on a higher surface looking out for enemies. Sometimes when I’m bored I like to observe them. It’s like National Geographic right outside my window! The mom stands there in the centre watching the three chicklets running around, pecking at the grass, wandering, turning regularly to make sure each one is still there, still safe. At the very sight of a human both parents raise the alarm and the babies disappear, camouflaging themselves amongst the rubble.

Aha! Found it! It’s a Red Wattled Lapwing!

Curious – and unfortunately, rather illiterate – colleagues of sorts were intrigued by this miracle of nature and went poking around. I saw through the glass as both adult birds got agitated, wreaking havoc with their loud wails. This, in turn, angered me. What was wrong with these people? They could clearly see that their actions were disconcerting the birds. How would they feel if predators threatened their young? Luckily though, they only wanted to see, and I guess they did have a conscience, for they didn’t harm the fluffy little birds, only looked at them in awe, smiling and chattering away like they’d never before seen anything of the sort.

how cute are these fuzzy little creatures? :)

The birds have become a permanent fixture it seems now. They’ve been here just over a week and are not as bothered by us as they were initially. I hope we’ll be seeing them even after the little ones learn to fly. I love watching them :) I love being so at one with these creatures – they offer so much to learn – if we go into it with our hearts and minds open we can live in utmost harmony with each other, in the separate worlds that overlap.