Weekends bring time to slow down and spend time with those we love. When we reflect on that which gives us the most contentment, it is likely that feeling as though we belong to others, and they belong with us, will top the charts in terms of life satisfaction. Spending time with loved ones, we can encounter a “coming home” sort of feeling. We can relax, take a deep breath and settle in for the duration of our visit.
Not everyone in our lives creates such a feeling, but we can choose to be with those people we enjoy being with, who add to our feeling of contentment and life satisfaction. We can and should limit or eliminate spending time with people who are toxic, drama-prone, and drain us of our life’s vitality.

Listening to music recently, I found a song which I think is a nice illustration the concept of belonging and as such, home. The Gardiner Sisters sing a beautiful three-part cover of Home with a catchy chorus:

Home, let me come home
Home is whenever I’m with you
Home, let me come home
Home is whenever I’m with you.

The song describes home as being with the one(s) you love. Previously I have written about what makes home for someone, the place or the people. This song is a vote for the people. All the sweeter is that three sisters sing the tune together, as I am sure that they feel right at home when they do, perhaps having growing up singing music together.

A sort of whimsical part to this song is the story of the dragonfly who ran away, only to come back home to a son, who was an okay guy. How can we not chuckle a bit about the dragonfly who came home to an okay guy? I wonder what Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes meant by an “okay guy”? Whatever the answer, perhaps this person is someone we would want to spend some time with because he is a likeable, honest, generous human being?? Maybe we should ask the dragonfly to clarify 🙂

The son was an okay guy
he had a pet dragonfly
the dragonfly he ran away
but he came back with a story to say:
Home, let me come home
home is whenever I’m with you.