Beliefnet
Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

no need to shine.”  The dragonfly disagrees.

The iridescent sparkle of the dragonfly is disarming to many of its predators.

The conclusion is easily drawn!  Particularly in business, women are encouraged to flail themselves into the competitive fray of business in serious-looking suits and vocabulary that might take down a WWW Federation champion.

And here is the model of the dragonfly…the natural sparkle and shine of its iridescent wings act as a disincentive – a deflector.

I can recall, beginning in second grade,  questions that have been asked of me all my life.

“Who wrote this for you?”

“Where did you get this idea?”

“Who taught you that?”

An”advocate” of mine in high school put in writing, “She’s not that bright but her compassion shines.”

With a lifelong penchant for the underdog (with plenty of underdog in my self!) I have long embraced my sparkle.  And not been “taken seriously” for the sake of it.  And yet, unwilling to give up my sparkle, I just keep on shining.  It is not the way of of business, but is my way IN business.  And that makes it the best way for me.  This is my lesson from the shine of the dragon fly’s wings.  What might your lesson be?

 

 

Join the Discussion
comments powered by Disqus