1. gracefully50 says:

    That’s beautiful!!

  2. lovely!! I had always thought that hummingbirds represented love and if a hummingbird hovers over you or nests in a tree in your home then you are blessed with love and the hummingbird is there to protect it…legend or not it’s a lovely, magical itty-bitty bird with astonishing force and grace…thanks

  3. Inspiring. Nice blog and thanks for dropping by at my blog. Great stories.

  4. Floating “free of time”…I love that. Great post.

  5. Kirsten says:

    How interesting that, in a time where electronic communication is more pervasive than ever, a handwritten note has become all the more treasured.
    Beautiful post.

  6. handstitch says:

    I love Papyrus and have loved the stores for over 30 years. I dare say I’ve gotten countless inspiration from its beautifully created cards over the years…yet have never noticed its’ logo and what it stood for. My in-laws and I are hummingbird lovers. In summer months, out the porch, I can sit for hours and enjoy the symphonic performance by the hummingbirds. Thank you for some lift today :D

  7. eof737 says:

    What a great story… I love Papyrus and they make the best stationary. :-)

  8. LOVE THIS! I was actually going to blog about this exact topic, as I’ve always loved the little story behind the Papyrus logo, but you said it best yourself! Interestingly, I have a personal connection to the hummingbird because of my great grandmother whom I was very close with. She loved hummingbirds; she always had feeders outside of her home and little hummingbird trinkets. I was fortunate to have her in my life until I was 18 yrs old, when she passed away. Now, whenever I see one of these beautiful little creatures, I feel as though she is sending me a sign of her presence. Thank you for sharing!

  9. altruistico says:

    Truly an inspirational piece. I wish to thank you for sharing such sentiment for the whole of the world to see. Keep writing, keep trusting, keep loving one another.

  10. Michael says:

    Enjoyed this. Actually, I have a picture of a hummingbird, mid flight, eyeing a colorful flower as the background photo on my laptop. Now I will see it a little differently. Thank you.

  11. I feel so inspired by hummingbirds. My young daughter and I love watching them in our yard.

  12. leezy86 says:

    I almost mistook one for a pollinating bee; they are quite a delight to watch!

  13. barb f says:


  14. Thank you for liking one of my posts as it lead me to yours! wonderful little story about a beautiful bird- I’ve been blessed to see few visiting my brother in Napa Valley. :-)

  15. Misifusa says:

    I adore the idea of a heartfelt card in the mail. It’s so nice to hear that others feel the same way because it’s what I do…
    Hummingbirds are so special ~ thank you sharing the legend.

  16. Amy Pirt says:

    What a beautiful bird.

  17. pauleglee says:

    If you are ever in Tucson, AZ there is an amazing hummingbird exhibit at the Sonoran Desert Museum. It’s amazing!

  18. sean says:

    Love it – just being using humming birds for a metaphor for being present in the moment with people – the body is still, whilst the wings flap madly – body is us connected with someone in the moment- whilst the worlds moves at 200 miles an hour around us

  19. ylbnoel says:

    Thanks for sharing, hummingbirds are indeed incredible creatures ! Thanks also for visiting my site Alpha, I’m extremely flattered! You are an awesome blogger! Happy New Year !

  20. A beautiful story about hummingbirds that I didn’t know, but will carry forward.
    Thanks for this inspiring blog & site.
    And thanks for visiting my blog.

    Blessings, Brad

  21. Abena says:

    Very nice site! I’m lucky enough to live in a place where there are lots of hummingbirds. They are very amazing creatures. Thank you for visiting my blog, too!

  22. The Big Picture Calgary says:

    I wonder if I could attract hummingbirds to my yard? I guess I’ll have to wait a few months to try… Thanks for the lift and inspiration, it’s been a long day and it’ll be nice to go to bed calmed.

  23. Frequently, I see a hummingbird come close to my living room window buzzing among my flowers…. Now I will think about the quoted description of hummingbirds every time this bird visits…. Making the visit that more special

  24. Technospunky says:
  25. Sanah says:

    For me, hummingbirds are the most beautiful birds ! ^_^

  26. Thanks for following my blog. I love this Humming bird quote which i will share with my face book friends.

  27. I love papyrus cards! I’ve made several purchases and have received several but have never paid attention to the hummingbird story. So glad you shared. Thanks for sharing joy and inspiration.

  28. treeparker says:

    Isn’t it awesome how a lot of birds and animals are free to be themselves? It is only us humans who can understand the true meaning of the word. I would aspire to float free but alas I can’t because…(insert any excuse).

  29. Hope Winter says:

    Beautiful story! We recently moved our office to a new building & I have a window view. Every so often, I see a hummingbird perch for a few seconds in a big tree. It comes and goes so quickly and it seems so full of purpose. Even on challenging days, when I see her, it helps to lift my spirits.

  30. Thank you for sharing Miss Alpha,

    Hummingbirds are amazing…

    Have a Blessed Day,

    Danny & Laura

  31. Lovely, btw thanks for popping by my blog and liking it.

  32. C J says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and liking it. Drop in at anytime.
    I have a similar connection as Everyday Renegade but it is my son’s presence I feel, not my grandmother’s.
    I will pass on this story thanks again.

  33. Thank You; I enjoyed reading this allowed me to begin my day with optimistic grandeur.

  34. Anita Mac says:

    Thanks for sharing. Interesting post. Love the hummingbird.

  35. Seeing this post is well-timed–this week I just replaced my old hummingbird feeder with two new-and-improved ones, and I’m longing to get the first of those fairy-like visitors for the season. What a sweet post. And Papyrus is a delightful company, too. :)

  36. I love this legend. I adore hummingbirds and now have more reasons to appreciate them. I will re-read this again and again to commit the legend to memory. =-)

  37. I enjoyed learning about the origins of Papyrus. Thank you.

  38. Love it, gave me goose bumps!

  39. ylbnoel says:

    so inspiring ! woo-hoo :) thanks for sharing the hummingbird with us ! and thanks for liking my little blog, Alpha… you’re precious!

  40. I love papyrus and the hummingbird stickers that come with all their cards :-) thanks for sharing what it means!

  41. RichardB1001 says:

    Fantastic shot. You must have had a very fast lens. It looks as if the light was low, so the lens must have been very very fast.

  42. Coach Sue says:

    I love hummingbirds! We have a feeder in the backyard. You should see them in Costa Rica

    Sue Bock

  43. Bird says:

    Hummingbirds are my favorite bird.. I have one tattooed on my arm that I really, really love!

    Nice post!

    – Bird

  44. HaydenBrook says:

    I actually have this photo on a rotation on my desktop. Hummingbirds are more precious than emeralds. Such perfectly exquisite creatures~! Thanks~!

  45. omaymen says:

    “Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends.

    That is true.

    I feel that all birds are carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.

    I feel happy when I started my morning with singing of the birds on trees.

    I always put water in diffrent places in my garden for the birds. I red in one of the magazines that we have to do that ,cause nowdays the world is suffering drought.

  46. Noble says:

    Hello, .this was a very helpful Information for me. .Thanks a lot for sharing it. .See you

  47. Angela says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful story. We have lots of beautiful humming birds in our yard, curious little fellows that seem attracted to the water when I go out watering the flowers.

    Thanks! so much for sharing!

  48. that was dynamic

  49. Sam Zodiac says:

    Good input for both my brain hemispheres! ;)

  50. Thanks for your post. I invite you to check out my post, “Life Lessons from the Birds–Part 2: How to Eliminate Anxiety at

  51. AMSDaily says:

    Thank you for sharing this on your blog!


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