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Laura Kaeppeler with her father, Jeff Kaeppeler. (Ethan Mille -Getty Images)



Be a Hummingbird

In this video, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai tells the story of a hummingbird who saves a forest from being destroyed while other animals stand to the side, overwhelmed by size of the problem…

Sometimes life can seem so big and looking for that first step can be so hard to see in the midst of the big picture. Wangari Maathai tells us:

  • The current numerous development challenges that confront societies and the world at large should not overwhelm us into being negligent of our responsibilities
  • The least amongst us can be the greatest. Small development interventions can make meaningful impacts
  • Everyone needs to do the best that he or she can. A change begins with your best contribution
  • To others our initial interventions might sound crazy but in some way we will win their hearts

So be a hummingbird…Take that first step. Your contribution can change a whole life, including your own.

Take a moment to view the video…You won’t be disappointed.