and determined perseverance
I’ve been a resident in my mother’s hospital room at the cancer hospital this past week. She did well with the surgery and will require several weeks of recuperation, but we are playing the waiting game again with pathology results. We do our best to persevere.
Here is the second image in my hummingbird photomanipulation series. This is a male Black-chinned hummingbird, one of the first hummingbirds that usually arrive at our feeders for the season. Since purple is one of my favorite colors, I love the glistening purple gorget when the light catches their throat just right. Hummingbirds symbolize many things, as I’ve posted in the past, two of which are perseverance and overcoming the seemingly impossible.
In my opinion, hummingbirds are one of nature’s many great masterpieces!
The Japanese word for perseverance, to not give up or to “do your best” is:
Ganbatte 頑張って (がんばって)
…and more formal and more polite:
Ganbatte kudasai 頑張ってください