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Coco Calling No.266 - When You’re Having a Bad Day!



We can all have a bad day from time to time. And that can even go for parrots like me. After all, my ancestral roots stretch back to deepest Senegal. I’m not suited to these dark, drab November days. Here in North Devon it seems to rain and rain, and then rain again! All fine for frogs but punishing for parrots!

And then every morning, my human family appear and turn on their “talking machine” which unleashes a torrent of wretched news from all around the world. Humans seem to avoid good news; they’d much rather make themselves feel depressed, and this “talking machine” duly obliges. And as if that wasn’t enough, the other day, the builders reappeared with their digging machine which trundled menacingly past my window. And I’m sure it was secretly hoping to scoop me up! It all proved too much for me. It was one of those days when I just wanted to hide away from the world. And that’s exactly what I did for a while. I went and hid in my owner’s shoe.



And while I was in there, with my beak resting on the inner lining, I managed to refocus my train of thought. After all, I’m meant to be a Christian parrot, and that should make me an extravert twice over! Parrots tend to look on the bright side of things, and Christians believe in Salvation, come what may. So that even on the darkest of days, there’s something positive for us all to embrace. Our lives and our future are as bright as our faith is strong! So with that thought in mind, I wriggled back out of the shoe and made sure that I enjoyed the rest of my day!


“If you are still breathing, maybe it is not such a bad day after all.”

(Darren E. Laws: [1962-present]: British author)


“It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.”

(Thomas Fuller: [1608-1661]: British churchman, historian and prolific author)


“We all have bad days, but one thing is true; no cloud is so dark that the sun can’t shine through.”

(Miranda Kerr: [1983-present]: Australian supermodel)


“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

(John 16:33)


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