I keep thinking about that little hummingbird that was following Boo around the other day. I love that so many of you said it was my dad shadowing her as she handed out her little boxes. My friend Megan sent me this today:
Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.
The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweet creation.
Life IS rich.
Beauty IS everywhere.
Every meeting we have, no matter how brief, has meaning.
I wanted to tell more of the story behind the video.
The man that picked up the box in the little movie: he opened it and said he didn’t think it was meant for him. Boo insisted that he take it…..and give it to someone grumpy. First he jokingly gave it to his friend. (implying that he was grumpy)……then he put it in his inside coat pocket. I wonder who he handed it off to?
We were standing at a crosswalk and I whispered “Boo, what about the lady standing behind us?” Boo had a box in her hand and looked back at the young woman. She started to hand her the box and then hesitated…..she asked me to lean down and whispered in my ear: Can I have one of the OTHER boxes? She reached into my bag and looked through all of them until she found the one she wanted to give the young woman. It read: YOU ARE PRETTY. She gave Boo a huge hug.
The young man in Starbucks…..he’s always so nice to every single customer. Boo placed her order for a muffin and as we were leaving she said “I want him to have a box”…..so she cut back in front of the line and I heard “This is for ME?”
The woman at the end of the video where the bracelet pops out…..she was just visiting. Boo was so excited that one of her boxes would be making it all the way back to Canada.
Happy Valentine’s Day!