A  few weeks ago, while at the pharmacy, the clerk who assisted me was named Joy. 
 Later I took my dog for a walk and saw a beautiful little hummingbird.
I’ve been told that the presence of hummingbirds represents joy. I stood and admired the tiny bird for sometime, then as I attempted to move closer to take a photo, another one joined it and together they flew off into the sun.

I couldn’t help but think how oftentimes “joy” eludes us because we’re moving so fast, rather than just taking it all in. Having experienced a series of “setbacks” and disappointments in my life this week it would have been easy for me to miss these reminders of joy. However, I’m grateful for each message.

When I came home I decided to look up the words hummingbirds and joy and this is what I found:

“Hummingbirds are very magical. They bring a smile to our face while watching their unique movement. Hummingbirds ability to hover in one spot teaches us how to be still and focused no matter how active we are. When the hummingbird totem visits we are reminded to appreciate the sweetness life offers. We have all heard the saying “Stop to Smell the Roses” and understand this means to slow down and enjoy life. The hummingbird teaches a similar lesson asking us to bury our noses more deeply and inhale the fragrant nectar. Life offers much joy and sweetness if we take the time to breathe it in.”

May you find , recognize and embrace al the JOY which comes into your life, and may it multiply.

Hearts & Blessings! ❤


  1. Dan Smith Says:

    I understand that we are all just passing through this life but as I read your blog I wondered how much time I spend passing by life. By that I mean walking right past everything that is happening all around me. I’m not just talking about nature I am also talking about people. The people in my life that I forget to look at, really look at, to acknowledge their existence and their role in my life.

    I was also thinking about the lables and assumptions I and others make about people we don’t even know. All of this is negative energy that robs us and hinders our efforts to be our best.

    Here is an example. I have a friend who like many others is out of work. To make ends meet he takes supplies to the do it yourself car wash and helps people wash their car for tips. Recently he walked up to a man and began to ask him if he wanted help. Before he got three words out the man said “get the F*** away from me. My friend started to walk away ad turned back to the man and said; Listen I didn’t ask you for anything. I am down and out and I help people. If you like what I do and want to give me something that is up to you. If you don’t that is OK also. Then he walked a way and sat in his spot waiting for the next person to come into the car wash. The man finished washing his car and as he was leaving he tooted his horn for my friend to come over. When he did the man gavehim 20 dollars and said thanks for not being a pan handler. My friend never was a pan handler the man assumed he was. My point is that not only do we (I) fail to stop and look at life we (I) often see life other than it really is.


  2. Christine Says:

    I’ve seen several hummingbirds since my move to the desert and they are one of God’s facinating creatures. I’m always spellbound when I see them right outside my window and they always put a smile on my face (which is a rarity these days). So you’re absolutely right, they bring joy.


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