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Creative Tuesday – Happiness – How a human cared for a baby duck and that duck became a great mother

Creative Tuesday – Happiness – How a human cared for a baby duck and that duck became a great mother

Our prompt today was, “What makes me happy?” from Creative Tuesdays.

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Happiness

I haven’t made a title that long before. Whew. But this story is amazing.

Last year, my friend found that a baby duck had been kicked out of the nest by mother duck. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to reunite the duckling with the mother my friend decided to look after it until it became strong enough to survive on its own. One of the reuniting attempts landed my friend into the waters of our lake (recycled water). Her heart and soul were with this little duckling.

She named her Libby. And when Libby grew strong enough she flew over the patio wall and joined the throng of other ducks. She found a friend and flew north for the summer. This winter my friend was thrilled to find Libby at her gate introducing her mate. Then she disappeared for 2 weeks.

A few days ago Libby appeared again but this time with her family of 15 little ducklings. Isn’t that amazing! My friend cared for this duckling who in turn became a mama. And a good one at that. She occasionally comes to my friend’s gate.

I took some pictures while walking around our lake and decided that “little lives” make me happy. Just watching these precious ones jump up the wall of the lake, follow mother duck around and grow each day.

To me happiness is life – watching it, living it and enjoying it.

My grandchildren give me the same happiness – seeing them grow, listening to their stories, enjoying their love. We have been blessed with seven grandchildren. My happiness is overflowing.

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To me happiness is life – watching it, living it and enjoying it. @dotty_hill Creative Tuesdays

 

 

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Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. Available in Kindle Format, in bookstores, online and from her website. Curriculum available upon request.

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