Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hummingbird's Message

I took this at what we call the hummingbird lodge in NM.
I was not going to write for the April 1, Slice....just thought I would take a break, as I felt somewhat relieved to find that I had met the March challenge and had written a post for each day.  I read my step-daughter's last post Unsliced (such a gifted and witty writer) and had similar feelings this last week.  She stated it quite well.   My energy level was waning a bit and my comments were fewer than I wanted.

But, I had told myself that this year I would try again to take part in the Tuesday Slices. How could I think I would follow through with that, if I skipped the first one!  So, here I am, written out...all words sapped out.  What do I do? Well, I will take some advice from an animal.  (And I know, that no matter what animal card I pick...the advice on that card will seem perfect...but I still like to do this.)  So what animal chose to come to me today?

Hummingbird 
 
Embrace what makes you happy
Be joyful.  Count your blessings.
Open yourself to pleasure.*
 
Isn't that a wonderful message!  Now, if I just had Valerie's artistic talent, I could post a hummingbird flying around its message.  But, I will have to be satisfied posting a couple of hummingbird pictures I took in New Mexico....and count my blessings that I did take photos of humming birds.
 

This little guy was waiting his turn.  Check the
video and you will see that some were
not so patient.
 
video

 
*
Medicine Cards, Just for Today"  Jamie Sams & David Carson
 


4 comments:

  1. Glad you decided to post today. I felt like taking a day off because I had no more ideas. What could I write about that I haven't already said in the last 31 days? I really like the hummingbird message. This is something we all need to do more of.

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  2. Jackie, that is beautiful! I love to watch hummingbirds - they are fascinating. I'm with you about writing - feeling kind of sapped. I feel like my writing wasn't what it was last year, but I'm so glad I kept up with the challenge. I did miss three days over break but was ready to write the next day. Thank you for this great slice today. Maybe I'll see what I can do about Tuesdays…. You have inspired me.

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  3. Give it a try, you can, do it! :-) Love those hummers, I just wish they'd be a little kinder to each other. I can't wait until it warms up a bit and they return. Whenever I sit in the backyard in a red shirt, they have to come check me out.

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  4. Oh hummingbirds! What a breath of spring! I can't wait to see some on my feeders as it warms up.

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