First of all: This little short film basically had me crying at that 1st sentence: “And they feel very overwhelmed. Very powerless. Except for this little hummingbird… ”

Second of all: I am thrilled and honored to now know of the the wonderful woman and humanitarian,  Wangari Maathai. Or as Oprah called her: ” a phenomenal woman”…. In 2004, Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her “contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.  She passed away in 2011.

Here’s Wangari narrating the inspiring short film about how a tiny, seemingly insignificant hummingbird saves the forest & brings everyone together through his optimism and sheer will & effort. Doing what he can with what he has! Go hummingbird go!!! Go humanity go!! 

“I’m doing the best I can. And that to me is what all of us should do. We should always feel like a hummingbird…I may feel insignificant. But I certainly don’t want to be like the animals watching as the planet goes down the drain. I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can.” — Wangari Maathai

For more on Wangari, check out this tribute to her… WHAT A WOMAN!

PS: I found this video on an amazing holistic doctor’s blog of all places! Judy Tsafrir is on on the forefront of all things functional medicine and groundbreaking like histamine intolerance &  fecal transplants (eek!). Definitely check her out!

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