I Saw a Hummingbird Today

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Cave

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Cave

I saw a hummingbird today.

She came to sip the nectar from a flower residing near my space.

She was there then she wasn’t much like a water’s wave.
She dove in swiftly then backed out quickly.
She entered into my presence and left just as quickly as she came.
I smiled when I saw her, I gasped at her grace.
I was in awe of her, she was majestic and that brought a smile to my face.
I gazed at the colors of the feathers on her wings, her head and her breast.
She didn’t seem to notice I was admiring her speed, her size, her beauty, her agility for they all left me impressed.
How does she fly backward in motion with the same ease that she flies forward?
Why does she give so much happiness and joy to me when I have done nothing for her?
I was captivated by her and I am certain she didn’t even notice me.
Yet that moment was delightful and it brought me so much positive energy.

And while she was there one instant and quickly gone the next,
I didn’t try to keep her, nor weep at her exit.
No, I enjoyed that instant and was thankful for it.
She wasn’t mine to capture, to keep or to contain.
No she was there to enjoy, to experience, to admire, to observe but not to remain.
And so it goes with moments, people and things that come into our existence and then leave our space.

People don’t belong to us they are free to do their own thing.
When we try to control them their light goes out and they start to reduce the joy they bring.
You cannot stay in a moment, you may appreciate it, but eventually you must move on to the next.
Don’t hold on to things that you need to release because they are no longer required for your experience.
I saw a hummingbird today and she left just as quickly as she came.

For she does not belong to me, for like everything I have grown to love I realized she is most beautiful and most happy when I leave her alone and let her be.

Simply enjoy life and all it has to offer.

Appreciate life’s gifts.

Love people and allow them to love you.

Sit back and observe what life is offering you.

Give thanks in each day, for there is always a reason for gratitude.

Love people enough not to try to manipulate or control them.

Because like the hummingbird you don’t know how much time you will have with them.

So enjoy life and all she has to bring.

Practice the art of allowing things to simply be.

That way when those people, things and moments are no longer in your space you won’t have to let them go for you will have understood they were never yours to keep.

Renata Nicole

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