There once was a caterpillar who did not know what she wanted to do with her life. She wandered aimlessly until she saw another caterpillar hanging upside down on a branch caught in some hairy substance. She said, “You seem to be in some trouble. Can I help you?” “No,” said the hanging caterpillar, “I have to do this to become a butterfly.”
“Butterfly? What is a butterfly?”
“It’s what you are meant to be. It flies with beautiful wings and joins the earth to heaven. It drinks only nectar from flowers and carries seeds of love from one flower to another. Without butterflies the world would soon have few flowers”
The yellow caterpillar exclaimed, “It can’t be true! How can I believe there’s a butterfly inside me when all I see is a fuzzy worm? How does one become a butterfly?”
The hanging butterfly said, “You must want to be a butterfly so much you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
Life offers so much! There is so much to do, see, feel, touch and especially be. To change our lives from something good to something really amazing we must stretch and grow and take chances and suffer some discomfort, but the price paid is small compared to the treasures that will unfold for us in our hearts, our minds and our purse.
“Either life is a daring, joyful adventure or life is nothing.” -Helen Keller
By Sherry Stirling Fernandez