Friday, August 17, 2012

Dare to be a Butterfly

As we got into the car this morning, my daughter was telling me about all the caterpillars she saw while camping with her dad, and how when they took the tent down, they were all over the tent.

I asked her if she knew if all caterpillars turned into butterflies and she said that she didn't know, but suspected that not all did.

Which got me thinking - how many of us transform into something else, and how many of us don't?  Of course, even caterpillars who stay caterpillars would have their place in the world, but if they had the opportunity to turn into a beautiful butterfly, to transform and grow wings to fly, why wouldn't they?  I've been thinking lately about what holds me back from moving forward and transforming into that butterfly.

I can look back at times when I surpassed fear and changed my life, but I think it is an ongoing process.  We can find ourselves in the caterpillar stage again and again.  It's never finished.

I realized that I don't want to stay a caterpillar.. I want to keep going, progressing and becoming the person I am meant to be.  I want to be a butterfly. 


Craig Zabransky said...

Wendy,I was just reviewing a link to your blog and found this wonderful post... it made me think of one of my favorite quotes I have on a magnet on my fridge.

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies"

stay adventurous and dare to live.

Wendy said...

Craig! I'm just seeing this comment now.. Thanks for this.. Love this quote and always appreciate your comments.