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Weekly Mindfulness Support Blog - We're Not That Different

Hello and welcome to this glorious Friday, April 16, 2021. Today is a rare and precious day that will never come again.


I’ve had the good fortune to acquire a very nice digital camera and some remarkable specialty lenses. As many of you have seen, I’ve taken quite an interest in wildlife photography – primarily focusing on birds. Earlier this week, I had the rare privilege of photographing a leucistic American Robin. Unlike an albino, those that display leucistic characteristics do not have the red eyes and they retain some of their original color.


A day prior, I randomly ran into a couple of friends and they told me that they saw a white bird hanging around other Robins. While I didn’t witness any of this behavior, they said that the “white one” was being chased away by the other “normal” Robins.


I don’t know why, but I suppose that I expected to see the leucistic Robin act differently than the other Robins. Nevertheless, after spending a little over an hour taking pictures and simply enjoying being in its presence – leucism is quite rare – I noticed that, except for its color, it acted just