Living the Life of Riley
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?
Matthew 6:26 (NIV)
After coming from a massage in the building next door, I found these pigeons enjoying a bath.
It struck me that they look extremely well fed. They obviously live the life of Riley, as they are not only eating well but they have a huge, luxurious pool to bathe in as well.
I kept trying to get a photo of them dipping in the pool and shaking their feathers out but I wasn't fast enough with my camera phone.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24 (KJV)
There was a side benefit to watching the birds. I met Maria from Brazil.
Maria was standing near by, saw me taking photos and she decided to take photos of the birds too. We began chatting and I invited her for coffee which she accepted. We had a great time getting to know one another. The way we talked you would have thought we'd always known one another. She was very kind and invited me to stay at her home if I ever travel to Brazil. Maria was very busy while in Canada. She took a short English language course to supplement what she already studied in Brazil, she took a week long tour to the Rocky Mountains, and the big City of Calgary. She also went to Vancouver Island to visit our provincial Capital City, Victoria. She loved her travels but she absolutely loved Vancouver.
I managed to get together with Maria once more before she departed on her long journey back to Brazil. I hope we will be able to keep in touch though she tells me she won't soon be back to Vancouver. While she absolutely loved it here she only visits each place once so that she can try to see many new places around the globe.
Would you believe that neither of us thought to get photos of one another despite the fact that we both of us had cameras, lol.