Monday, September 26, 2011

I Will Be a Hummingbird

Wangari Maathai (2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement) passed away yesterday.

I first heard of her when I watched the documentary Dirt, and was greatly touched by her story of the hummingbird doing the best he can:

I go through phases in my attempts at eco-friendly living where I think, "What's the point. No one else cares. Why should I?"

And then I remember this story of the hummingbird, and I think, "I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can."

1 comment:

  1. Loved this tale. It can apply to so many things. Who wants to stand around and do nothing! Get busy doing the best that you can...priceless advice.


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