Three Hummingbird Warriors
This quiet winter morning as I finished one writing task I realized it was time to officially start the day. My black lab, Angie, was ready to venture outside. As I turned toward the door I saw only a few feet away the rapid movement of wings and a flash of red. A hummingbird was there by the feeders, hovering, watching my movement.
Moments later he turned and flew to a nearby branch, blending into his environment. Soon enough I realized why. There was another male hummingbird a few feet away, tapping into the nectar-sweet sugar water in one of the feeders.
As quickly as I could blink the scene changed again. A third hummingbird showed up, and all three hummingbirds fluttered and swiveled, each holding their ground like hummingbird warriors defending what was theirs.
Hummingbirds are small though not delicate, but despite their size they are fierce warriors. They will fight for their territory, regardless of the number of feeders. My interaction with the hummingbirds this morning all took place in seconds, and they were gone before I could give much thought to their presence.
Even in that brief span of time I still had plenty of “energizing”. I closed the door again, turned, and walked away into my own reflective space. Today would be a great warrior day, but just how does that happen?
Being a hummingbird warrior isn’t about picking a fight. It’s more about being aware, paying attention, and being a presence in your own life. It is the quality you bring into everything you do, making each moment count. After all, a hummingbird only drinks the sweet nectar, taking what gives the greatest energy boost.
It’s a leap in our thought to compare ourselves with a tiny hummingbird. It’s a greater leap sometimes to compare ourselves to the people we admire. Life is full of reflective spaces, whether it’s a mentor or a hummingbird. Aren’t both of value if they lead us to a greater understanding of ourselves?
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