Things Are Just Ducky #17 It’s Tomorrow Already

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George the Mallard stood quietly on the muddy shore of the big lake. He looked at serine ripples on the water and listened to the whispers in the wind. “It’s seems like today was only a moment ago and now it’s tomorrow already. ” he thought to himself. The ripples continued to lap gently against the mud as he watched and thought about how how each little ripple washed away part of the place where he stood. He began to think about how temporary everything is. He thought about life and how temporary it was also. Then George had the greatest thought that had ever come to him. He realized that he was literally as free as a bird. He could do almost anything he wanted to. If felt like flying he would fly. If he felt like swimming then he would swim. He could nap when he felt like it and so on. Whatever it was that made him happy he could do so as long as he didn’t interfere with anyone else. One day the water would wash away the spot where he stood but it’s not today. He could choose happiness. Life is too short to stand still and watch the mud slip away when there’s nothing you can do to stop it. So why waste precious time being miserable?

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Things Are Just Ducky #16 The Great Duck Race

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George could feel his heart thumping loudly in his chest as he locked his tired wings and soared in to land on the still green waters of the big lake. This was his first winter triathlon with his new flock and he was in third place. One by one the ducks spashed into the cold lake and began paddling. George was thankful to give his wings a break. Once the were the water the rules were to keep them folded. The competitor behind him was closing in when he heard a couple of wing beats and then the honking of the goose that had been recruited as referee. He knew that duck had just been disqualified. He couldn’t stop for a second to see what had happened. He just had to focus on long powerful strokes of his webbed feet. The water was his best field. He grew up on the moving water of a river and many trips upstream helped develop his technique. He was gaining ground on the other two ducks ahead of him. George remained aware of his position in relation to his competition but ultimately he knew that he couldn’t focus on their race without losing his own. The were all three swimming neck and neck as they reached land. George could hear 3 sets of feet slapping the mud as he took the lead. Then, just a few yards from the finish line the slapping suddenly became two sets of duck feet. Then a distress call. Everyone stood still for a moment. The duck in third place had slipped and fallen. He had injured his ankle and was unable to finish. The rules didn’t require anyone to wait. George could simply walk the next few steps and be the winner but without a word he and the second place duck looked at each other and walked back to their injured friend. By the time they reached him he was up and limping. His ankle would heal but there was no way he could finish the race. George and the second place duck gently lifted their friend up and carried him across the finish line. George knew that being a champion was more than just finishing first. Sometimes the prize isn’t a ribbon or a trophy. It’s knowing that you have something far more valuable than praise.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Things Are Just Ducky #15 George and Tilly’s Day In The Sun

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George and Tilly swam along the edges of the sun filled lake as they foraged the edges. Occasionally they would find a morsel or two and the humans brought scraps of this and that. Winter wasn’t too harsh on the lake and where the water met the forest there was always something in season. Today however was particularly quiet. Only a few humans were there early in the morning and they unloaded boats to take them out to the deep where the large fish lay on the bottom. George and Tilly had the shallows to themselves. As they paddled around the songbirds were in full chorus and George looked at his bride with delightful content. Then he began began to swim slow circles around her and before it was over the game became a sort of dance in tune with the sounds of the lake. They moved in graceful arcs and created beautiful patterns on the surface of the water. Sometimes they circled each other and other times they moved in parallel to the tune that only birds can hear. As the dance ended they moved to the shore and in the fashion accustomed to ducks stamped artful patterns in the mud with their webbed feet. The breeze was very light and the afternoon sun was warm. George nestled down in the newly formed firm spot in the mud and Tilly cuddled up close. They had all the world at their wings but most of all they had each other. And that was all they needed to be content.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Things Are Just Ducky #14 A Day At Winter Pool

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The midmorning sun painted the lake a beautiful bronze hue as George the Mallard enjoyed a winter swim. With his feathers in full fluff Old Man Winter’s icy hands couldn’t touch him. Not even in the cold lakes and ponds of his Appalachian Mountain home. He and his wife Tilly had grown accustomed to the people on the lake. It was even fun when the big boats sped by and created a huge wake. George and his new friends turned it into a game to see who could paddle their way over the ripples first. But the winter was more tranquil and flock shrank a little as the geese moved to their Southern waters and some of his friends spread out a little. George spent his winter days drifting in shallows and occasionally accepting crumbs from the locals who came to explore the bare rocks and abandoned foundations of the lake at winter pool. He watched as they boldly explored the exposed caves where the monster catfish sleeps in summer. If they’d ever actually seen it they may not be so bold as to disturb it’s lair. He marveled at how the humans would climb the exposed bluffs that surround the lake. He thought that it looked like an awful lot of work to get to the top of a rock. If they could just be ducks they could fly to top with ease and look around.

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As George was watching a couple of humans trying to cross the deep soft mud on the lake bed he couldn’t help but to chuckle a little. Duck feet are perfect for walking on mud. Just then Tilly came racing across the water. “George! George!” She quacked frantically. “Didn’t you hear me the first time? The humans on the other side of the boat launch are passing out corn! C’mon we’re going to miss it!” George looked lovingly at his beautiful wife as she circled around to move to his side. She smiled back at him and gave him a gentle bump in the water. ” You silly old drake, if not for me you’d starve while watching the humans.” George didn’t say anything. He just followed her to the spot where the corn was floating on the water and counted his blessings.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Things Are Just Ducky #13 Finding Family.

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George settled down in the grass and allowed warm morning sun to gently caress his body. It was good to be part of a community again. George valued his solitude but he also craved companionship and the feeling of belonging. The flock provided all that and more. It was common for the members to check up on each other. Or warn the others if a hawk was spotted. When out foraging a call was made when a plentiful food source was found and nobody went hungry. Every day the flock held a waterborne parade by the campground and the campers would show their appreciation by tossing food into water. George felt like a star when they did that. What’s even better was that the flock fully accepted George the moment he got there. He simply landed on the lake next to them and they each greeted him with the words “Welcome Home” as was the flock’s tradition when accepting new members. The more George thought about it the more he realized that a community was really a type of family. That meant that “neighborhood” wasn’t a place but an attribute of belonging like “brotherhood”. George gave a sigh of contentment as he lay in the grass with his flock and drifted into the dreamworld in the mid morning sun.

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