|Orioles, on a date|
As the weather changes, so do the animals we come across here at Moraine. Baby deer and racoons have been making appearances every so often. Orioles passed through for a few weeks, hummingbirds are still visiting regularly all day. We have a million frogs. Driving down the driveway at dusk is a feat in itself, avoiding all of the frogs and chipmunks is tricky. We have turtles, snakes, and a few really beautiful warblers, too. In fact, Big brother and I saw this big guy during a bike ride:
|Northern Banded Water Snake|
Grandma and Grandpa put little brother to bed, so we came home to a quiet house. We ate the brownies they brought for us and went to bed feeling full and happy. I love my husband. I am so thankful for him.
So, take it from me, it doesn't hurt to be nice, or to bite your tongue sometimes. It's okay to say nothing instead of something hurtful. The moment will pass and you'll be glad you did. Eventually it will be second nature. Take it from me, you really don't know what someone else may be battling - no matter how well you might know them. It is always better to be a thoughtful supporter than a negative force.
"A fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them." -Albert Einstein