Are you a chicken or a song bird?

The beautiful song birds flitter about doing their business…singing as they go, the most beautiful songs. Tiny little birdies with their vibrant colors…the chickadee with his black tie, the blue bird with his blue suede jacket and khaki undershirt, the yellowthroat and goldfinch on their way to a masquerade. Beautiful looks, beautiful songs, always with something important to do, always with a happy heart.

And then, there are the chickens…

I personally think ours are beautiful, but some are just plain ugly. Some of them need to take care of themselves a bit better…maybe a dust bath instead of bathing in mud? 🙂 Chickens are much larger birds, and they can become huge rather quickly. Here’s a picture of the biggest rooster I’ve ever seen. I call him Gigantor…

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Hens squawk and whine and the roosters make a constant, loud, annoying COCKADOODLEDOOOOOO!!!!!!! They walk around aimlessly like they have nothing to do. When they make their beds, they just kick some leaves up and sit down…good ’nuff. They’re quite simple, but they seem to enjoy it. And they lay eggs…Delicious eggs full of nutrition from their free-roaming lifestyle.

It’s easy to compare ourselves to other people…especially if they are seemingly more beautiful, have a more beautiful “song”, have seemingly more important things to do, etc. But we are each created with our own unique strengths and weaknesses, and each of us has a specific purpose. Sometimes it’s hard not to compare ourselves to people around us, and we can be our own worst judge. But God himself says, “People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” So remember, when you feel like the tiniest little sparrow, or the dirtiest, ugliest chicken scratching around, you are far more valuable to your Heavenly Father. He created you in His image, He loves you beyond comprehension, and He has a plan for you!

 

 

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We saw some peacocks this weekend at a farm down the road and it reminded me of this post I started a while ago and never posted. 🙂 How beautiful is this bird!?

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