The appearance of a hummingbird in this photo was an Unexpected Delight for me! My focus had been on an early Spring bloom on the California coast, but this hummingbird must have floated into the scene just as I clicked my cell phone camera. Hummingbirds are amazing creatures that awaken the sense of wonder in us all. This one was no exception. Appearing in January at the beginning of a new year’s cycle was even more extraordinary, since the hummingbird signals a time of new nectar in our lives and reminds us that our dreams are closer to being fulfilled. The hummingbird traditionally heralds joy and accomplishment, the promise of success and renewed health. What better time than right now to begin a new story in our lives and set about uplifting hearts in our own unique ways.
I am thrilled when unexpected delights appear, because they allow us to invite Adventure into our routine. If you want to begin the year feeling exhilarated, create a Heart Intention of exploring new experiences.
Here is an example from You Are So You! The Path to Uplifting Hearts
Raise vibrations. Explore new experiences.
A Bold Heart explores connections by initiating adventures.It concentrates on what is happening outside your comfort zone. It will seek out new experiences. Its message will be one of anticipation and daring. When we discover it, we feel exhilarated.
Be an Unexpected Delight. Try to touch someones heart, the very pulse of all life forms. Turn a routine into an adventure of delight, rhythm, power and warmth.
“It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do….” Limony Snicket, The Lump of Coal
I will share some additional “Unexpected Delights” in my next blog. In the meantime, please feel free to leave a Reply at the top of the page telling of any “Unexpected Delights that you have encountered. I will feature one of your Unexpected Delights in my end of January Newsletter.