Things I’ve Learned from Fireflies

Let your light shine – no matter how small.

Don’t be afraid of flying in the dark.

Keep a few secrets – let ‘em wonder.

Believe in magic and life will be more fun.

Even an ugly bug can be beautiful.

Don’t wait until the Fourth of July for fireworks.

Life is short, so shine while you can.

Take a little time for dancing in the dark.

It’s okay to be a glitter bug.

Nothing can ever outshine nature.

Delight in simple things.

Bugs need love too.

Even a worm can glow.

If you don’t want to be caught, fly fast…

Things don’t have to be understood to be enjoyed.

Ask why…but don’t expect an easy answer.

Hold things you love loosely and learn to let them go.

If people don’t understand you, it doesn’t really matter.

Take time to celebrate life.

If your light goes out, wait a minute.

The best things in life are still free.

©1999 Sheila Moss
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About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.
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7 Responses to Things I’ve Learned from Fireflies

  1. Oh, Sheila, this is a masterpiece. I live in a rural town, carved out of the woods. I have sixteen trees left remaining in my yard, and am regularly blessed to watching wildlife of all kinds, including fireflies and butterflies. You have captured their grace and being, once again taking my breath a way. You are a blessing. And you are blessed.

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    • Sheila Moss says:

      We have many fireflies in Tennessee. I’ve studied and written several articles about them, but this one was just for fun. Thanks for your kind words. They are amazing creatures.

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  2. Lois says:

    That is so beautiful and inspiring! We need to live our lives like the fireflies, and enjoy life!

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  3. I totally love this! Am on vacation waiting to board a plane, and literally saved this piece to read! Thank So!

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  4. energywriter says:

    So true. Great philosophy. sd

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