It's a stunning autumn day today. The sun is warm, the leaves are golden and the dragonflies are out!

I remember sitting by a pond in a Japanese garden a few years ago and spotting two dragonflies chasing each other. For some reason, it brought me great joy just sitting there and spying on them during their private moment of play.

I couldn't shake the image out of my head hours later. So I decided to do some research online about dragonflies. According to a number of sources,  the dragonfly in Japan represents strength, courage and happiness. At that very time, I certainly needed strength, courage and happiness so to come across this new found knowledge gave me hope. So now every time I see one of those fascinating creatures basking in the sun or chasing one another, I always think of strength, courage and happiness coming my way.