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I had a life experience this past Saturday so I thought I would share this life lesson with you and hope that it helps some of you.
Last Saturday I had to do something that was extremely difficult emotionally for me. I had to give up my pet parrot that I had for over 19 years. I had him since he was 6 months old. He was loveable and we had many awesome moments together.
He used to lay his head on my shoulder and I would pet him or he would lay on my chest with his wings spread as I petted him while sitting in a chair watching tv.
Yes he would get very noisy at times and I would get irritated because I was on the phone or trying to record something and he would be screaming. He would scream because he wanted attention.
He will turn 20yrs old on Oct 11th and he has another 30-50yrs to live. I will not go into all the details of why I decided to give him up but one of the reasons for his own good. I am in my mid 60's and starting to feel the effects of arthritis setting in. I will not be able to give him the attention he needs over the course of his lifetime.
Also if something did happen to me then that mean my wife would be left to deal with him or trying to rehome him. I did not want to put that burden on her. So I made the decision a few months ago to look for someone that he could spend the rest of his life with and I found them.
This family already has birds and has younger children that loves birds. In fact they had the same kind of bird, a Moluccan Cockatoo, at one time so they are familiar with that breed. I also did what I teach other people to do with the Law of Attraction as I wrote out the ideal family or person who would take care of him and that had birds.
I also paid attention to my feelings like I teach people to do as well. What did my gut feeling tell me about these people and letting my bird go to them? I didn't just jump at the first person as I turned several people down to take him because it didn't meet my criteria or it just didn't feel right to me.
I spoke with the guy who took him several times over the course of about 6 weeks. He has raised birds before and has a young family that will care for him. I felt very good and at ease about it. So Saturday we made the exchange.
Why do I tell you all of this? The lesson here is if you are doing something you feel right about and it is hard, then you are doing the right thing. Be clear on the result you want in this situation and then pay attention on how you feel about things when they come up. If it doesn't feel right then don't do it no matter what your head is telling you.
Be patient about getting the result you want and keep your focus on what you wrote down as to what you want. Keep seeing the exact result you want or in my case the kind of person or family that would be a good fit.
Yes this was emotionally difficult for me to do this as I am sure my bird didn't have much of a clue about what was happening and all of sudden his whole world was turned upside down. That is why finding the right person who knew birds was so important to understand how to get my bird through this transition period.
It is also a transition period for me with being with my beloved pet that I had for over 19yrs but it was the right thing to do. Over time my emotions will calm down and my bird will be but a memory just like any other pet that I had in the past. But the lesson here is an awesome one and that is why I wanted to pass it on to you.
Know the result you want and be clear about it. Let your feelings be your guide and be patient to get the result you want. And, if it is hard to do, then you are doing the right thing.
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