Photo of the day ... a little reminder

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A little reminder to live life to its fullest

It's so easy to fall into a daily routine and to just take care of all the things that need to get done without really stopping. How often do we just rush through the day... week... month .. and then wonder where all that time went?

Thankfully I have 2 girls who remind me daily how precious life is and that there is tremendous joy in just blowing bubbles or lying in the grass watching the clouds pass by or admiring the delicate wings of a dragonfly.

Supposedly, the dragonfly is a reminder to live life to its fullest because its life span is short. I believe in signs and I believe our little visitor yesterday morning stopped by to remind us to slow down a bit.. blow those bubbles and watch the clouds.

The dragonfly has different meaning for different cultures, some good, some not so good. However, since there is some Native American in my family (my husband's grandmother) we'll understand it as a good omen that it landed at our house.

It also symbolizes courage, strength and happiness ... a fitting description for a military family.

The Dragonfly - a good omen

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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.


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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrea, great picture - and wish you a very good luck. Afterall, dragonfly is a good omen - so....

May 01, 2012 11:48 AM #1
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Andrea, my wife is a card carrying native American, it must be why we have Dragon Flies all around our house.

May 01, 2012 11:49 AM #2
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Great shot and a great remainder to live life for now.  I had no idea dragon flies were considered good luck.

May 01, 2012 11:54 AM #3
Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+

Hi Andrea,  Nature speaks to us of God's goodness.  God made that little dragonfly for you to see His goodness toward you.

May 01, 2012 11:54 AM #4
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Praful, thank you! The little dragonfly is welcome to stop by our house any day!

Hi Winston, how interesting! I learned today that Native American Warriors painted an image on themselves and their horses for protection... Considering that my husband is a modern day warrior, I find it very intriguing that it chose to sit on his hand so very still.

Hi Chris Ann, I didn't know either. There was something about that image that made me do some research. Apparently, it's not a good symbol in some European cultures (Norwegian, I remember) but others associate it with courage, strength and happiness.

Hi Sara, yes indeed! I'm determined to be more mindful of all the little things and signs.

May 01, 2012 12:07 PM #5
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

That's a great lesson for me today, Andrea.  Thanks for posting.  Thank God it wasn't a stink bug.  What would that mean?  8-)

May 01, 2012 12:08 PM #6
Kamal Salim
Oceanica Realty - Weston, FL
A Superior Level of Service !

Great picture Andrea. I loved reading that post. It was illuminating reading about Dragon Flies

May 01, 2012 12:14 PM #7
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

A beautiful picture of a dragonfly and really shows off the delicate, lacy wings.  I didn't realize they had such a short lifespan.

Sue of Robin and Sue

May 01, 2012 01:14 PM #8
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Mike, we have those, too. I'd rather not find out :-)

Hi Kamal, thank you! Every while and then I like to post something that's not at all related to Real Estate.

Hi Sue, our little dragonfly didn't mind at all having its picture taken. This was the first time that I could admire one that close to actually notice the lacy wings. Thank you!

May 01, 2012 01:38 PM #9
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Perfect picture and analogy Andrea :)!  Glad you received a good omen and you are right, we do need to slow down and appreciate and be thankful for the blessings we have.  Have a blessed day :)!  

May 01, 2012 09:51 PM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have a fondness of Dragonflies for one reason or another.  I've been curious about the different colors they come in - Orange, Purple, Green, Brown.   I also share your thoughts about the spirit of certain things.  For example butterflies symbolize transformation.  I see dragonflies, as having a little of that spirit. . .BUT with a huge attitude:-)

May 02, 2012 03:39 AM #11
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind

Hi Andrea,

I just love Dragonflies and they land in my pool but never long enough for me to get a picture. But I commend you on getting one to stop on your hand. Incredible.

FYI: One of my all time favorite movies is "Dragonfly" with Kevin Costner. It has a wonderful story to it.

May 02, 2012 04:16 AM #12
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Thanks Brenda! I hope it will hold true and lots of good things are coming our way :-)

Hi Myrl, I don't think I have seen a purple one yet. Apparantly the blue ones are the most symbolic for the Native American warrior.

Hi Kristin, it was just amazing to see. He just sat in my husband's hand for a few minutes! I'm going to have to watch the movie, I'm not sure if I have seen it before or not.

May 02, 2012 10:23 AM #13
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Andrea, at first I was looking at the picture thinking..what is the dragon fly resting on....then realized it was sitting in the palm of your hand. How cool! Great shot number one....and your post message is a great one! It really is a good thing to stop and just enjoy lifes blessings.

May 02, 2012 01:47 PM #14
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Cindy, hubby's hand that is! I don't know what it was but the little dragonfly was just drawn to him .. he even walked to the bus stop with it to drop off our daughter and to show it to the other kids! Perhaps the warrior in him?

May 03, 2012 01:56 PM #15
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Andrea, this was a stunning composition and so nice to get to meet your husband, lol.  Great picture of him.

May 04, 2012 12:05 AM #16
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