Becoming a butterfly…

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We ordered them from a catalog:

Five very small and not-so-beautiful caterpillars.

As the days passed, they grew.
Crowded in their plastic house, they clamored over each other,
inching along, but not really going anywhere.

After what seemed like forever, they became chrysalises,
then,
beautiful butterflies.
Isn’t that how it is with us sometimes?
Something happens in our lives and we feel small
and insignificant.
We inch along,
 clamoring over each other,
bumping against walls,
going nowhere.
Then one day,
we stop,
or fall,
or fail.
We might even wrap tightly in a cacoon.
And it is in that very place where we begin to change.
Tenuous,
maybe tumultous,
sometimes delicate
changes.
Then, after what might seem like a forever wait,
we start to see things in a new way.
We spread our wings
and all that has been holding us back
suddenly loosens.
And as we leave the place we’ve rested in,
and venture into possibility,
we take flight
and soar.
May nothing be holding you back from possibility and soaring. Have a beautiful weekend! :)
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