May 19, 2019

Hummingbirds and Dandelions

We have a hummingbird who has given us many hours of entertainment. He sits atop the feeder for hours at a time, sunshine or rain, his little head moving back and forth in constant vigilance against other birds. This must be exhausting.

How unfortunate he cannot know the supply of nectar is endless since we monitor and refill it as necessary. It will never run out.

I realized God’s blessings and grace is the same for us. There is enough for everyone and we need not decide who is worthy and who is not, or fight to conserve a meager supply.

Imagine letting go all the frenetic activity and instead “looking to see something beautiful is about to happen,” as Patricia Livingstone suggested in my, Living Faith, meditation for today.

We can also think of it this way.


  1. It's wonderful that you've had a hummingbird visit lately. We get them here, too, in Virginia, but only for a short while each year.

    I love the dandelion weeds vs wishes thought. When I was a kid I used to think they were flowers, not weeds. Lately I've been trying to see them as flowers again.

    1. I'm glad you get to enjoy hummingbirds, even if it just for a little while. I loved the meme too. I can't go so far as seeing them as flowers in my lawn yet, but I can visualize wishes! :)


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