Last evening, as I was cleaning up the kitchen, a humming bird flew in through the window on my left. I thought it would be stuck indoors with me but it danced around the room for less than a minute and then it was gone the same way it came. I’ve lived in a rural setting for decades and hummingbirds don’t simply waltz into a room. This was such an unusual occurrence that I have determined that it has to mean something wonderful. I got to thinking, what do hummingbirds represent?
According to all of the websites that I read, joy is most synonymous with hummingbirds. Seems fitting. I’ve never met a person (animal lover or not; nature enthusiast or not) who was annoyed by the presence of a hummingbird. I imagine it’s one of those creatures that would warm the heart of even the most foul, tyrannical ruler. More than 24 hours later, I’m still smiling at my hummingbird visit!The pursuit of true joy is so important to me that the word is tattooed on my arm. I’m reminded that I should continue to seek out the sweetness of life, whilst driving out negativity. It’s not always easy to find the sweet when the bitter is weighing you down, but persist we must. Like the hummingbird, we have to move on and up, energetically, enthusiastically, embracing life with gusto.
Some of the other spiritual qualities associated with these beautiful birds are: courage, fearlessness, resiliency, lightness of being, adaptability, optimism, playfulness. I’d like to think that with every flutter of its speedy wings, my hummingbird pal blessed me with all of the above…
Of course, it may just be that the hummingbird got lost, recognised its error, and left, but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t create a backstory.