Signs; Sealed And Delivered


noun: an object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else

This is a true story.

 I was out in my garden digging in the dirt and planting flowers when two hummingbirds flew dangerously close to my face.  They literally buzzed me.  I was taken aback, both by sight and sound.  I froze as one hummingbird lingered staring into my face as if it was bringing me a message.  Its neck was the most brilliant purple I have ever seen.  After a time it dashed away.  “What was it trying to tell me?” Was all I was left with.

I came inside and made dinner. My family and I ate together.  Afterwards, I was clearing the table and cleaning up the kitchen as my husband found one of the dog’s toys and headed out back to play fetch.  He quickly slid the screen close though, trapping Max inside.  Then he called for me quietly but sternly.  As I slid open the screen and walked toward him something flew in front of us, up to the rafters of our patio.  Very majestic the largest owl I have ever seen stared down at us unintimidated.  I stepped back slowly several steps until I was again at the back slider quietly calling for my children to come out.  The four of us stood in the grass gasping at the magnificent specimen before us.  It was truly a Harry Potter moment! We whispered and tried to take pics with our phones. The owl was not affected.  He starred intently at us, confident that it was where it was supposed to be.  After a long time we came in.  At some point that night it left, we haven’t seen it since.

Two birds in one day.  What are they telling me? From my research I found that hummingbirds remind us to enjoy life.  A visiting owl represents change.  Hmmm.  What a blessing!  I would never kill two birds with one stone, especially when they have separate meanings.  I kind of like that about myself…being present, acknowledging my surroundings.  Reading the signs!

 And with that note… Happy Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year.  It’s Year of the Sheep or Ram. Which is my year!!! I think good things are coming, all the animals in my life tell me so 🙂

“What you seek is seeking you.”


“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

2 replies »

  1. “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

    Reminds me that we should always be nice to a stranger, they may just be an angel from heaven sent to help and to guide us.


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