Welcome Home...THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

One day, a small opening appeared in a cocoon: a man sat and watched for the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then, it seems to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it coud not go any further. So the man decided to help the butterfly: he took a pair of scissors and opened the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a withered body, it was tiny and shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would open, enlarge and expand, to be able to support the butterfly's body, and, become firm. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a withered body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and his goodwill did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were allowed to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been. Never been able to fly.

I asked for Strength...and I was given difficulties to make me strong

I asked for Wisdom...and I was given problems to solve.

I asked for Prosperity...and I was given a brain and brawn to work.

I asked for Courage...and I was given obstacles to overcome.

I asked for Love...and i was given troubled people to help.

I asked for Favors...and I was given opportunities.

I received nothing that I wanted...but I received Everything that I Needed!

Live life without fear, confront all obstacles and know that you can overcome them.

 

Views: 92

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of iKnife Collector to add comments!

Join iKnife Collector

Comment by Chuck Parham on April 16, 2013 at 6:10

Great food for thought.

Comment by Thor Lars Laizans on March 30, 2013 at 11:37

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THESE WORDS.

I NEEDED TO HEAR THAT RIGHT NOW.

Comment by Sue OldsWidow on March 27, 2013 at 21:02

Great story for self reflection.

Comment by Jan Carter on March 23, 2013 at 4:59

Certainly is right on the money.  Thanks for the reminders that life is what makes us who we are 

White River Knives

Latest Activity

Visit Lee' s Cutlery

KNIFE AUCTIONS

KNIFE MAGAZINE!!!

THE NEW TSA

POPS KNIFE SUPPLY

JSR Sports!

Click to visit

© 2022   Created by Jan Carter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service