Nice Feelings

Have you ever wondered what makes us feel so content and filled with nice feelings. Feelings that you should be grateful for.

You can have material things that make you happy, people make you feel happy, laughing love and being wanted by another make you happy.

Watching TV or reading a book, an advert or cartoon all bring a sence of nice a feeling. But there just a quick fix.

After years of sleepless nights thinking about what a person said or a family issue that you can’t sort out. Many things can play on our minds

Those who are lucky enough never to go through a break up have no idea of the turmoil it causes in the mind and has a lasting effect on you.

Even worse is when something happens that is so devastating that life is not worth living

You are on your own, no one to turn to other than a phone call to an organisation that just listens but can’t advise or help.

Nights are spent standing on your doorstep smoking roll ups. Drinking to numb the pain.

Then the skies clear the Sun Shines you smile because one person says a nice thing to you. Something so small makes you feel happy and nice inside.

There is one thing I have cherished since the days on the Doorstep. Every day holds another issue, a problem, they come out of the Blue shock you upset you offended you. But I think of the Doorstep.

I try everyday to be a good Husband, Dad, and Grandad. Wanting and tyring to make everybody Happy sounds easy but it’s far from it.

When I put my head on my pillow at night after kissing my Ruth goodnight. I have a clear mind, not a issue or thought. Because I know I am a good person trying to do my best everyday.

That’s my nice feeling.


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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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