Motivational Monday...Our Senses

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Motivational Monday...Our Senses

 

More than ever, we are tasked with adapting to a new way we are living our lives. I have faith it will be temporary.

 

It may appear that our choices are limited now...home delivery instead just a thoughtof dine-in, limits on the number of certain grocery items, and how we spend our days. 

 

But one choice we always have is the ability to choose how we adjust to and handle what our daily lives brings us. 

 

Whether or not you believe in God or some other source of life, we have been given the power to choose.  We are given senses that can color how we experience life around us. 

 

Eyes to see the beauty of the first flower of the season or the ugly weeds around you.

Ears to hear the melodious song of the mocking bird or the complaints of others. 

 

A nose to appreciate the aroma of freshly baked bread or one to turn up at what you don’t like.

A mouth to offer thanks to all those in your life or one to criticize everything you see. 

 

However, what drives those senses are the heart and brain that enable us to choose how we use them. 

 

                                                                        

                                                                                                        
         

Volume up. Hope you enjoy the music of a Texas mockingbird.

                       



“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 

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Kathy Streib
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Michael Jacobs absolutely. It's hard to be around others who have negative attitudes. 

Thank you Brian England \just as we practice mindfulness we have to practice choosing to be happy. 

Mar 23, 2020 04:30 PM #27
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE make it a point to surround yourself with people who will lift you up.  When I reached a certain age, I shed people who only brought me down. 

Will Hamm I'm glad you liked the video and hope it brought you a few moments of joy. 

Mar 23, 2020 04:34 PM #28
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Sharon Lee need your expertise. We have one nest where all but one egg seems to have hatched. What do you think?

Ron and Alexandra Seigel you represent who people need to be around!!!

Mar 23, 2020 04:36 PM #29
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD glad you enjoyed it. They're still showing the games!!!

Happy Monday to you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Scott Godzyk you just made my day!!! Thank you. 

Mar 23, 2020 04:38 PM #30
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M.C. Dwyer They are known to be able to mimic other birds too. 

George Souto like all of history, there's always 20/20 hindsight. 

Christine Wade - Real Estate Virtual Assistant I don't know. I've seen them dive-bomb other birds who get too close. 

Mar 23, 2020 04:46 PM #31
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Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat outside of our walks and checking on the birds, we're home. 

Mar 23, 2020 04:48 PM #32
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Good evening Kathy Streib ,

I love the sound of the Texas Mockingbird. Geno named one Herman and I swear he comes back every year, I can hear him out there and always say.."Good morning Herman!  Nice to see you back!"

Mar 23, 2020 05:51 PM #33
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I would wait a few days as it just might take longer for some reason than the others. If not it may have died before hatching,

Mar 23, 2020 06:41 PM #34
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You parred that quote to perfection...

 Happy Monday Kathy Streib 

Mar 23, 2020 09:09 PM #35
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Hi Kathy,  Thanks for the inspiring post - we do have a choice in how we perceive things every day.

Mar 23, 2020 09:26 PM #36
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Morning Kathy.

Loved the serenade by the Mockingbird.  It brought back a lot of memories.

Mar 24, 2020 12:54 AM #37
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Thank you, Kathy Streib, for the reminder. Loved the quote. Indeed, we are masters of our own destiny, we have the freedom to choose what to do and how to live our life...

Mar 24, 2020 01:30 AM #38
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR we have mockingbirds who have nests nearby and stop by our yard for their buffet dinner. 

Thank you Sharon Lee I'll tell Larry. That's sad.

Mar 24, 2020 12:12 PM #39
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Yes to all of the above. How sweet hearing the bird sing!

Mar 24, 2020 12:12 PM #40
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Learned from you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Bob Crane we really don't need to be bringing everyone else down. 

James Dray I could sit and listen to them sing all of the time. 

Realty Pack Thank you. We do have choices...we just need to make them. 

 

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Sharon Tara as much as we love our bluebirds, there's nothing like a mockingbird singing. 

Mar 24, 2020 12:53 PM #42
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Hi Kathy:

You are so right - we ultimately have the choice with our senses to pay attention, or not.

Loved the mockingbird video - they are fascinating to listen to. We had one out in the canyon the other day and it went on and on and on. The only I seem to appreciate them less is when they decide to sing late at night, usually in the summer!

Jeff

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E E A A. This lock down gives us an opportunity to enjoy the nature beauty. We live in a neighborhood with equestrian trails-2 miles long.  Often we go on with our daily role without realizing how lucky we are.  The other routine is check up on local stats: 84 new cases in 1 day(total is 459 tested +) and 17 death.

Mar 26, 2020 08:27 AM #44
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Here is entrance of the trail, Santa Clara County, CA Spring time flowers are blooming.....

Mar 26, 2020 08:35 AM #45
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Kathy, even with this uncertain time, life has its beauty. We've just need to observe it. Your words are wise and needed.

Mar 27, 2020 10:20 AM #46
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