The Butterfly

July 29, 2014

This was shared with me and I find that this is so true. I hope that your journey, whatever it may be, takes you farther than you ever thought possible!

Thoughtfully. Kelli

A man saw a cocoon outside his 
window. He was delighted, and watched it for days. 
Eventually, he saw it start to twitch or 
wiggle. This went on for days. He couldn't stand to 
watch the struggle any longer, so he got some scissors 
and made a little snip in the cocoon. 
The "butterfly" wings 
started to pop out. The next day, the situation 
looked the same, so the man made another snip and more 
of the butterfly's wings popped out. 
On the third 
day, he finished with another little snip and a little 
butterfly emerged, wobbly and weak. 
The man looked again the next day and the 
butterfly was still sitting on the branch. It hadn't 
And the next day was the same. No flight.
Sadly, the man soon learned, the butterfly would never 
A butterfly "earns" its right to fly (its ability to 
fly) through the struggle of fighting it's way out of 
its cocoon. The struggle, builds the blood vessels of 
the wings and sets the proper circulation.
No struggle. No flight.
That simple.
So never underestimate the value of your struggles.

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