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Advice From A Firefly June 11, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Life Balance, Nature.

While I’m off enjoying our family gathering, I plan to share a few LIGHT-hearted posts.  First up:

Advice From A Firefly

Be full of bright ideas. 

Pulse with excitement. 

Have a healthy glow.

* * *

Delight in summer evenings.

Keep a childlike sense of wonder.

Set a shining example.

 * * *  

Lighten up!

~ Ilan Shamir

Aah . . . that’s better!

For more advice from nature . . . visit National Wildlife Federation or Your True Nature.

Don’t let my absence leave you tongue-tied.  Please chat freely amongst yourselves.  I’ll respond to any comments when life returns to “as usual.”


1. jannatwrites - June 11, 2012

Smart firefly! These are all good pieces of advice 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

I love these Advice pieces from NWF.

2. Andra Watkins - June 11, 2012

Spent part of this morning recalling my own version of fireflies. Perfect post, Nancy. Enjoy your family time.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

We had a few firefly lit nights. We don’t get many in Florida (if any). Fun to watch them.

3. spilledinkguy - June 11, 2012

Glow-on – have a wonderful time, Nancy!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Thanks, SIG! It’s great to be back on Terra Firma after 13 days away.

4. kateshrewsday - June 11, 2012

Lovely 🙂 I have very rarely seen fireflies. I think that now I shall have to google a few on YouTube. They seem like excellent role models.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

We don’t have many in Florida . . . so it was nice watching them in New Jersey this past week and a half.

5. Patricia - June 11, 2012

When I was a kid the summer evenings were filled with fireflies! I rarely see any now–but maybe fireflies don’t like the heat and humidity of where I live now. I miss ’em.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

I haven’t seen many/any in Florida. It may be that cooler environments appeal to them . . .

6. sufilight - June 11, 2012

Ha, I announced today, that I am going to be li-ghter as I tense up sometimes when doing projects, no need to unnecessary create tension. Smart firefly. 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

That’s a BRIGHT idea! 💡

7. Carl D'Agostino - June 11, 2012

When I was 3 or 4 we would catch the fire flies and put them in jars. The idea was to catch enough to make a lantern. They never lasted long. Musta ran out of electricity or propane.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Was that in Florida, Carl? I haven’t really seen any since moving here.

8. viviankirkfield - June 11, 2012

I don’t think it is the heat and humidity that explains the missing fireflies…I grew up in NYC…lots of heat and humidity there…and summer evenings were FILLED with fireflies…I remember catching them in my hands and seeing their glow in the darkness of the evening. Pollution, maybe. 😦
I’ve heard it said that we should remain childlike (as opposed to childish) all of our lives…I’m trying. 🙂 Great thoughts, Nancy!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Our inner child remains a steadfast ally . . . waiting for us to let him/her out to PLAY.

9. cuhome - June 12, 2012

Beautiful post that makes me want to sparkle like a firefly and to see that same sparkle in those around me!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

We enjoyed watching the fireflies dancing in the evening skies this past week. Definitely adds a bit of sparkle to the gray of twilight skies.

10. Crowing Crone Joss - June 14, 2012

good job! love those little flies – like magical dust lighting the way to a secret world.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Yes! Well put, Joss.

11. Ilan Shamir - June 20, 2012

I noticed our advice mentioned in your blog and wanted to write you. Aren’t trees amazing? Thank you for celebrating the beauty of our Advice and sharing Advice from a Firefly with your audience.

It is important to keep the copyright and completeness of the poem as it is shared. I am writing to connect with you and to ask you to add information if it is not included:

1. Ilan Shamir should be noted as the author (It is spelled ILAN SHAMIR)
2. It should have (c)Ilan Shamir http://www.yourtruenature.com as the copyright. We would ask you to help us out by making the http://www.yourtruenature.com a link to our site.

I invite you to get to know us more and visit our website (we have over 60 other advice) and also http://www.treegreetings.com the ecard that plants a tree. If you become an affiliate and put our link on your website, you can let people know about this beautiful tree gift. If you like, you can also let people know about the YouTube videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNOtu063eCM

Let your audience know I wish for their growth, connection and branching out to their full potential.

I look forward to hearing from you and together we can celebrate the beauty of trees!

Kind regards,


nrhatch - June 25, 2012

Thanks, Ilan. I’ll add your name at the bottom . . . I didn’t see you identified as the author on the NWF website.

Karen J - July 27, 2012

Ilan ~ What a fabulous site: http://www.treegreetings.com! I just sent a free card, and have you bookmarked for future use, as well!

Bright Blessings!

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