Hummingbird crayonsI was sitting on my porch the other day colouring some new ideas, when I heard a light thud beside me.

This beautiful little hummingbird was aiming for the red flowers reflected in the window. She fell into my crayon box, stunned and breathing very fast but her eyes looked bright.

I’m happy to say that she flew off without serious injury.  I sent this photo and story out and received some lovely responses, including this quote from my friend Alan  ~

The hummingbird spirit animal symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. Those who have the hummingbird as a totem are invited to enjoy the sweetness of life, lift up negativity wherever it creeps in and express love more fully in their daily endeavors.

Sometimes we need to be reminded of life’s fragile side to help us appreciate what we have and keep us strong.