"We're all just fragile threads, but what a tapestry we make." – Jerry Ellis

Welcome to the Lighthearted Dragonfly Blog

It took me awhile, but I’m finally blogging! After much internal dialogue (and debate), I’m putting “it” out there. You see, “it” was what all the debate was about. What do I have to add to the internet that’s not already been blogged, tweeted and posted by ten thousand other people already?  Maybe nothing new, wild and crazy, but perhaps that’s not the point.

I love a lot of stuff.  That is, I enjoy a lot of stuff.  Stuff like being a wife and Mom, my friends, running, writing, my dogs, trying new recipes, wine, exploring and deepening my faith, being in a Book Club, experiencing the curve ball in life of aging parents, hanging out at the Lake, finding ways to avoid housework, finding ways to get excited about housework.  You get the idea.  I especially love connecting with other people who enjoy a variety of things too.  I like hearing their thoughts on all these things and the feeling that there are other people out there that have a single, fragile thread of a commonality with me.  That someone might read something I’ve written and think, “I know exactly what she means!”

So why The Lighthearted Dragonfly? I have always loved dragonflies and how beautiful and delicate they are.  Especially the blue ones. They apparently like me, too–they seem to land on me often.  When trying to think of a blog name (not as easy as I thought it would be) I found a website that talked about dragonflies and their meaning.  It said they symbolized transformation, joy and lightness of being.  I latched onto that.  How inspiring to envision the slender, iridescent dragonfly, full of lightness and joy, perched on my shoulder as I blogged away.  At least that’s how I envisioned it.  I have found dragonflies spark my creative muse.  And they make me happy.

So thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today.  Hope you return often and chime in on a topic now and then.  Until next time…

Comments on: "Welcome to the Lighthearted Dragonfly Blog" (5)

  1. You have totally nailed it! When you write–I am that person who thinks, “I know exactly what she means.” So happy you are blogging and deciding to bring lightness to all. You make spring that much closer and I love you for that!


  2. Dragonflies are indeed beautiful. They somehow reminds of beauty in simple things, of nature, of freedom and being carefree, of serenity when they hover above a calm pond, of happy childhood I wish to reconnect. A wonderful name for a blog. It will sure soar and touch so many. All the best!


  3. Thank you, Island Traveler.


  4. I know what you mean. I love a lot of things to and it’s great to find people that share some of your interests to connect with. My Block is about a variety of topics as well. I look forward to reading your future posts.


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