The Hummingbird Will Help Us

A video about hummingbirds in which I tear up as people walk by my house – it makes better sense if you watch (click here if you don’t see a video).

It’s been a fabulous week.

So many good things. Savoring and Serving, for sure. Thanks for joining me.

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Sophie Nicholls - June 25, 2011

Lovely Jen, thank you.

Of course, we don’t get hummingbirds here in the UK so I’m just savouring the thought of how amazing it must be to see one outside your window.

You asked us to share what we’re savouring today. I savoured reading a poem by ee cummings. I was listening to the sound of the rain on the roof and remembered a few lines… I looked up the full poem and read it again and it made me slow down and really savour every tender word.

This could easily be a poem from me to a deeper part of myself:


‘(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands’

How I served today? I’m not sure. But I thought I could share this poem that so moved me, so that other people might savour it too.

Linda Smith - June 28, 2011

Sophie, sharing your savoring of this poem was a lovely act of service! Thank you.

I have a fountain, actually I have 3 in my yard and each day is like going to the circus; the hummingbirds doing amazing acrobatics, zooming in and out of the spray to drink and bathe. They trust me enough to let me come very near and watch their joyous dance. It is one of the daily pleasures I allow myself to savor.

    Sophie Nicholls - June 28, 2011

    Thank you so much, Linda! These exotic hummingbirds have completely captured my imagination…

Linda - June 28, 2011

Jen I couldn’t hear a word of your video i tried turning up everything I could find. I’m not sure its ojn my end. I’m sure it was beautiful and wished I could have heard it.
much love, Linda

    jenniferlouden - June 28, 2011

    so sorry Linda!

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