Kindness of Friends, the Beauty of Listening

Sometimes when you are the most tired or you feel down it is the little things done or the kindnesses spoken by those around you, or a moment of listening to another’s frustrations that matter the most. Recently amid one dark evening of work on this year’s upcoming hike when the details seemed too many to navigate and the distances all of a sudden seemed too great a friend not only generously donated a MEC gift certificate to help us with supplies but also sat with me and quietly listened. Perhaps, to many this doesn’t seem like much, but when you feel lost and overwhelmed it makes a world of difference. I am, as always, amazed by the generosity of those around me and the amazing support we have received from my colleagues at Bird Studies Canada and by people around the country! So today, I don’t have anything pithy to say or any wonderful announcement to make. Instead I would say, thank you to those who have and who continue to take the time to listen to others and by doing so make a world of difference in a way they never expected.

Huge thanks to all of you who have offered words of support, liked our Facebook postings, shared our articles, or emailed via our webpage at  If you ever need someone just to listen I am here.

Sonya Richmond Come Walk With Us.

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