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Hello and happy New Year!

Do you know the expression "free as a bird"? Well, that's the case for our daily visitors.

My mom loves wild birds, so she has a bird feeder in the backyard. It is like a big plate where she puts very ripe bananas (otherwise our guests will not eat them; talk about picky eaters!) And seeds. We see different sorts of birds all year round: the Yigüirro (Clay-colored Thrush - Turdus grayi) Costa Rica's national bird, it is a plain bird, but has a lovely song; Great Kiskadees (Pitangus sulphuratus) , Inca Doves (columbina inca) and White Winged Doves (zenaida asiatica) . My favorite to watch are the Blue Tanagers (Thraupis episcopus) because of their color and the fact that they have a partner for life amazes me, and our tiniest and funniest visitors, the Rufous-collared Sparrows (zonotrichia capensis).

All of them come and go as they please, so several times a day we get serenaded by them; on occasions it's like they form an ensemble. Listening to their melodies makes me appreciate that I can hear.

Piruja: Legend of the Coffee.
Until tempting cherries stopped their way, and after nibbling on them, the goats resumed their nervous behavior the day before. Kaldi looked at the plants that had apparently caused the change in his herd and cautiously tried a leaf and a fruit .

Something must have happened to this little guy and he did not give up, he did not wallow in self-pity in his nest, and I bet he did not complain to his family and friends. I have adapted and carried on with his life.

Many months have passed and I have watched him improve; and I know this because when I thought I had disappeared for a while, I actually had not. He ate with two sparrow friends at the same time with the rest of the birds; I spotted him because I saw a little bird standing in two legs, with a foot with no toes picking seeds off the ground.

My little friend reminded me of this passage:

Do not Worry

25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what will you wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

God has His ways of working and He will provide, just have Faith!

I wish you a year filled with joy and hope!