Just a bird…

From time to time, people tell me, “Lighten up, it’s just a bird,”
or, “That’s a lot of money for just a bird.”

They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the
costs involved for “just a bird.”

Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a bird.”
Many hours have passed when my only company was “just a bird,” but I
did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a bird,”
and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a bird”
gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it’s “just a bird,” then you will probably
understand phases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a
promise.”

“Just a bird”, brings into my life the very essence of friendship,
trust, and pure unbridled joy.

“Just a bird”, brings out the compassion and patience that make me a
better person.

Because of “just a bird”, I will rise early, and look longingly to
the future.

So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a bird” but an
embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future; the fond
memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

“Just a bird” brings out what’s good in me, and diverts my thoughts
away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a bird,”
but the thing that keeps me from being “just a human.”

So the next time you hear the phrase “just a bird.” just smile,
because they…
….”just don’t understand.”

the original writing was “JUST A DOG” and was Authored by Richard A. Biby

A Special Thanks to my dear friend Janet Howell for the music selection…it is perfect!

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