We were meant to FLY.
I read this recently ran across this story that was contributed anonymously to Reader Digest and thought I would share.
One day a young man found a tiny cocoon laying on the side walk on his way home from school.
Wanting to help it, he picked it up and took it home.
Many weeks later he noticed it moving and struggling inside its cocoon. He picked it off his desk but than noticed that there was a small opening at one end.
He stood back and began to watch the butterfly as it struggled for hours trying hard to force its tiny body through the small hole.
But then it seemed to stop making any progress. It was as if it had gotten as far as it could and too tired to go any further.
The young man kept watching it and feeling sorry for the tiny butterfly decided to help it.
He took a pair of scissors and cut the cocoon in half, making sure not to hurt the tiny butterfly inside.
All of a sudden the butterfly emerged in one quick hop.
However; it’s tiny body was swollen and its little wings were shriveled.
He watched the little creature quietly, anxiously expecting that at any moment its wings would unfold and it would fly away.
Sadly, after a while neither happened!
In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.
It never was able to fly.
What the young man with this kindness failed to understand was that the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, was nature's way of forcing fluid from its tiny
body and into its wings.
This was in fact an important part of its struggle, and necessary for it to emerge from its cocoon, and enable it to fly.
I too believe that we experience personal struggles in our lives
in order to prepare us for the journey ahead.
If we were to go through our VIDA without any obstacles; the lack of challenges and strength gained from each experience would certainly end up crippling us.
We would never be as tough as we would one day need to be.
And just like the butterfly in this story, we would never be able to FLY like WE WERE MEANT to...
Make it a great dia!