Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Will Be a Hummingbird

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai's parable of the hummingbird--one little obstinant change can add up to inspire a billion of them, and before you know it BAM! we've done something good, and it wasn't as hard as we thought it would be. Whaddya know!

And God praise The Onion for this piece: 'How Bad for the Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be?' 30 Million People Wonder.

7 comments:

MrBrownThumb said...

I just saw this documentary on PBS the other day and the hummingbird story really resonated with me.

It is too late in the season for me to put this into practice, but remind me next spring that I wanted to be the hummingbird ok?

Benjamin Vogt said...

Noted. It's in my schedule book: "Mr. Brown Thumb, hummer."

Liza said...

Oh, that makes me want a hummer, too. Wait, what are we talking about? Haha! You cracked me up with that comment, Benjamin!

garden girl said...

Woderful story - thanks for sharing it Benjamin.

I'm sorry I missed the documentary on PBS - sounds like something I'd have really enjoyed.

Layanee said...

Beautiful, one drop at a time.

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Best post of the day! Thank you for sharing this Benjamin. May we all be "Hummers".

Country Mouse said...

Thanks - I needed that.