The amount of construction taking place in our neighbourhood has destroyed the natural habitat of a lot of birds. A family of peacocks has been disturbed and displaced.
The other day, I found a young peacock frantically looking for food in our front yard. I couldn’t resist and checked the kitchen to find something suitable to feed him. Fortunately, there were some peanuts which I fed him, and was happy to note that he really liked them.
Over the past few days, we have become friends. He trusts me now and comes to get his share of peanuts from my hand directly.
Nowadays, both of us enjoy sitting in the sun, basking in the love and kindness, which flows both ways between us.
A little gesture of kindness goes a long way in winning trust.
~ Black Lotus User