Hummingbird – the symbol of Joy and Happiness!

I meditated with this hummingbird this morning. He visited so often I thought it would be easy to capture a photo or video. Ha…this 33 second video took me 2 hours of back and forth playing a game of him hiding every time I returned outside to try again. While I sat still meditating he was mostly a constant companion. Then, he started teasing me. Could he feel my energy…that I wanted something from him? Instead of being in the moment, did he sense I shifted from allowing what is to wanting what I could have? He taught me patience. He taught me to let go of wanting and getting. He taught me to walk away and let go. I set up my Nikon D7000 on a tripod, and walked away. I came back and found this. The journey was both frustrating and funny, mostly funny. I’ll see him again. He visits often. Hummingbirds bring happiness, joy and blessings. He made me smile and laugh and, I welcome that any day. ūüôā

Look for symbols of joy and happiness in your day. Have you seen a hummingbird lately? Consider yourself blessed! Share what makes you smile and laugh in the comments below.

Day 21 SFY Mindful May Challenge – Pray for Nepal

sherpa-annapurna-sfyOne of my goals during this 21-day mindfulness challenge was to find my slides from Nepal, then scan and share them to bring awareness to the recent devastation in this beautiful himalayan country.

I put word out in my community that I’d like to borrow a scanner and a friendly, new neighbor let me use it for this project. And, finally, I have enjoyed seeing my backpacking adventures come back to life through my pictures.

I am working on a fundraiser for Nepal, including my photography and leading a donation-based yoga class.¬† Stay tuned…and Pray for Nepal.

Namaste…Yogamama Meels

Day Seven SFY Mindful May Challenge – Mother’s Day

day7-mothersdayTo be a mother is the greatest gift and most challenging job of my life. Today I was celebrated by family and friends but, there is no greater joy or privilege than that of raising my beautiful daughter.  I am so grateful.

And, thank you mother earth for nourishing us and sustaining us.

I honor the mother in you, the mother in me, the mother in all things. Namaste…

Yogamama Meels