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Caw caw! It’s me Crow! And by ‘eck it’s reet cold out there! (Caw! I seem to have gone all Northern for a moment; that’s what sitting in a cold tree does to you!) I’m standing in for Richard, who says he’s writing some great book, but I think he’s secretly writing to Santa! Ha! What’s he like, getting me to do all this typing?
…And with my frozen beak too… I should have sub-contracted this gig to a pigeon. They’re too stupid to notice if they whittle away their beak on a keyboard.
Where was I? Oh yes, my thought for the week.
Well, I would say goodwill and peace to all birds, except pigeons. But that’s a bit obvious and since that total cheapskate Richard has spent the entire Christmas card budget on a seasonal video featuring Brian, I don’t have much goodwill to spare. Caw! You can click here to watch it. But personally I wouldn’t bother. Brian is such a poseur in those boots. And so wooden too!
The part should have gone to a bird of course; a crow would have been a good choice. But am I bitter? No. In fact I never talk about it.
Oh yes and before I forget, here’s my thought, which I think will help me to get over the Brian thing:
This week is going to be a busy one, with lots of stress and a busy schedule. Particularly if you’ve got the rookery coming over for lunch. Relatives eh! So I suggest you stop. At least one day this week give yourself 5 minutes off and sit quietly, or perch on a branch, with your eyes closed. Promise me you will?
Take a deep breath and then exhale gently and relax your arms (or wings). Just allow yourself to pause and feel grounded and peaceful.
And as you do this, think of one thing that you did well this year. Or perhaps think of a happy memory, or about some time you spent with a special person. If you want to have a 15 minute break you could do all three!
Relax and be calm and enjoy 5 minutes just for you. Stroke yourself for a year well done.
That’s my thought! Great isn’t it!
Oh and a Very Happy Christmas from me and Richard. Be good!
See you next week and thanks for reading the blog this year! Caw!
Caw caw! I’m back! Hello humans it’s me, Crow! I’m back for three weeks. Richard has wandered off to think great thoughts and get on with his book, apparently. Personally I think that’s all nonsense; my hunch is he’s just slumped in a chair somewhere sleeping great thoughts… Caw!
Oh and if we’ve not met before, I’m Richard’s handler. He thinks it’s the other way round, but what does he know? I like to help people develop their presentation skills and help them understand more about Ego States. If I squawk, well that’s just me being a friendly sort of bird.
…And if I was on Twitter (which I am sort of, in the big field where I park my beak sometimes) my bio would say; Bird. Fluffy. Fun. Likes to say Caw! Hates pigeons. Tweet me (unless you’re a pigeon).
Oh, caw! I need to write something don’t I…was forgetting that. Well here goes my blog…
We can’t avoid the fact that Christmas is nearly on us and for us birds it’s a fairly miserable time of year….I’m just glad I’m not a turkey, or a goose, or a duck. I mean, why not have half a dozen pigeons instead? They’re so stupid, they’d probably jump into the oven for you…where was I…oh yes my point.
Well my point is that lots of birds do that silly air-beak-kissing thing and squawk ‘happy Christmas’ without much meaning. I find it so annoying and if any pigeons try it on, they’re likely to get knocked out of the tree. Silly birds.
I heard a great word the other day called ‘authentic’ which apparently means ‘expressing yourself honestly and sincerely, without editing’. To me that means wishing love to those birds who you really love (not pigeons of course) and giving my friends and family proper warm hugs and not thin seasonal squeezes. I trust them to know I mean it and they hug me back just as hard, which for a crow in a cold field, is the best thing.
So, if you love someone; tell them. If you’re writing a card, or sending a message, or email, be authentic and share your happy feelings with them, knowing that they will receive them and smile. And none of that silly air-beak stuff either. Proper kisses with feeling, or none at all. Caw!
Right, that’s enough slush…I’m off to annoy some pigeons and see if Richard is dribbling as he ‘thinks’. See you next week for more crow-wisdom. Caw caw!
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