Hummingbirds are considered symbols of peace, love, and good health. They show you how to find the miracle of joyful living within your own life circumstances. The hummingbird may be small but it is so full of joy that when it comes to you, joy will take over. It comes when what needs to be done is impossible. This spectacular bird teaches a person about self-discovery and healing. The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backward. This is a reminder that the past can’t be changed, but can teach us lessons. It symbolizes energy, wonder, and swift action. It never seems to stop. This tireless activity represents perseverance. Because hummingbirds do not simply flap their wings up and down, but instead move them in a pattern of the infinity symbol, or the figure eight; they are thought to be symbols of eternity.