"Happiness is neither without us or within us. It is in God both without us and within us." --Blaise Pascal
After missing out on capturing the hummingbirds I wrote about in Staying on Focus, I kept a close eye out for another chance to photograph them. On Thursday the 4th I was able to get one tolerably good shot. A week later I went out to work in the garden and noticed two hummingbirds enjoying my cannas. I ran inside and grabbed my camera.
The little birds were fun to watch as they fluttered from flower to flower, drinking the nectar, and stopping to rest occasionally on branches. A couple times they flew right over me, and I could hear the buzzing of their wings.
These tiny creatures exude energy and beauty! But there are a lot of things a hummingbird can't do. It can't soar effortlessly like an eagle. It can't bark and guard a home like a dog can. It can't fly out to the welding shop and weld some rebar or mix concrete. Poor thing, it can't even play chess. Does any of this bother the hummingbird? No!
The hummingbird does what it can do. It hovers midair flapping its wings about 50 times per second, drinks nectar from the flowers, and delights the eyes of the beholder.
There are a lot of things in life that we may not be able to do or won't have time to do, but that's not what we should focus on. We need to focus on what we can do. God has given each of us talents and abilities in our various fields, and we need to joyfully thank Him and use our talents to the fullest for his glory.
“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” --Thomas Edison
If you're interested in more hummingbird photos, check out these lovely ladies' posts:
Have a beautiful day!
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday