I guess I'm a tree hugger, because I can't just leave things like this alone.  What did I do over my weekend?  Oh nothing much, just SAVED A BIRD'S LIFE!  What did you do?  Party until you puked?  Nice way to make good use of your time there ladies & gentlemen.

As you may or may not recall, this is not the first time my wife and I have done something like this.  About 6 months ago, we rescued a chicken that was trying to cross the Canyon E-way.

Our latest rescue, I think it's either a pigeon or a dove.  And let me tell you, this guy was just sitting in the middle of the street, waiting to get ran over, like he was just trying to end it all!

The wife and I were taking a trip to the store for some snacks and sodas, when I drove up on what I thought was a dead bird.

As we approached it in the car, I could see the bird's eyes open, but it was just sitting there and I was driving directly at it.  So I stopped the car before I put a few thousand pounds of Audi on top of it.  I got out, and it was just chilling there, like it was resting or something.

I scooped it up and it moved it's head and blinked it's eyes and gave signs of being very much alive, but injured some how.

Being the animal lover that I am, I couldn't just leave it there to get ran over or be the prey of one of the neighborhood cats, so we took it on a road trip to our house, where it is now in one of our sheds with food and water, because I really don't know what else I can do for it.

Good news, it's still alive!  Bad news, I have no idea what is wrong with it.

The bird is moving around the shed and seems to be recovering, but I really don't know, and since I'm a DJ and not a veterinarian, the most I can do is give it food and water and hope for the best.

Why do I do things like this?  Because there is something I believe in, the Human Element.

It's not listed on the Periodic Table, but it's a real thing!

Human behavior and psychological factors that cause us to "step in" due to emotions or other behavioral aspects.

We all have it, and it doesn't just come in the form of rescuing animals.

It means caring, helping, going above and beyond, listening to some one's problems, even though you have your own problems to deal with.

The Human Element is a beautiful thing and it's inside all of us.  How you use it is up to you!

So the next chance you get, be a human!  Choose to make a difference, choose to do the right thing!  Choose to be the one that wants to make a difference and doesn't think life is just a party.

Whether it's rescuing a bird, or holding the door open for an elderly person, your a human, now BE a HUMAN!