"As long as the hummingbird had not abandoned the land, somewhere there were still flowers, and they could all go on."- Leslie Marmon Silko.
The animal kingdom can teach us many things. From trusting your instincts to being truthful – our furry (and not so furry) friends are often wiser than us.
This time we look at hummingbirds – one of the world's most fascinating creatures.
Do you know that there are over 300 species of hummingbirds? The smallest hummingbirds on earth are the Bee Hummingbirds.
In life, there are many paths.
Most of us have learned one of the most critical lessons: life is not a straight path. There are ebbs and flows, which is entirely normal. Hummingbirds fly forward, side to side, backward, and, surprisingly, even upside down.
Thanks to their skill, they can navigate the world like any other bird or animal. As humans, we can do the same.
Setting a goal and sitting back will not get you there; choosing a path wisely will.
Don't let anyone hold you back.
Hummingbirds are tiny in size, but don't let that fool you. Instead of their small stature being a limitation, they use it to their advantage. They can move around in several ways. Unlike other birds, hummingbirds can be particularly fast, flying to 30 mph and diving up to 60 mph.
Use this as an inspiration! Instead of focusing on your flaws or weaknesses, try to capitalize on your strengths. Nobody is perfect.
Be who you are.
Hummingbirds are tiny creatures, but you'd be surprised to learn how aggressive they can be when threatened. It will fight to protect its territory.
If somebody takes something of yours or offends you, know when to stand your ground! Be who you are.
When you believe in who you are, you have deep-down peace of mind because you are honest at the most basic level. It gives you courage when you act from the place of your deepest self.
Make the most of every opportunity.
While hummingbirds are not giant creatures in nature, they have a huge appetite and eat 77 times more than the average human. Fascinating, isn't it?
Now, the lesson we should take from hummingbirds being big eaters is that we should have an appetite for learning and growing. Be hungry!
You won't always be able to do what you enjoy or love, and some tasks in life are dull and challenging. Still, approach life with quiet confidence. Don't let opportunities that resonate with you fly by. Seize them.
There is a lot we can learn from hummingbirds. With their courageous hearts and efficient way of living, they are a great role model for us humans.
Click HERE to get inspiration and learn more about these tiny and spectacular creatures.
The short video captures some of the rarely or never seen before about our main character for this post, the Smallest Bird On Earth - Bee Hummingbird!
"Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, seeing beauty in everything." - Amethyst Wyldfyre.
Thanks to Carol Williams for her inspiration for some of my nature-inspired posts: The Ant Philosophy, What Turtles Can Teach Us, and The Butterfly Story, including this one.
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