One of the hardest things in life is not allowing what has happened to us, to define us. It's a struggle for all of us that have been in violence, or even put down.
Remember, the butterfly has to go thru a struggle in order to fly ! Keep pressing thru knowing that there is life on the other side.
'A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.One day a small opening appeared in the cocoon. The man sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze it's body through the tiny hole.Then it stopped as if it couldn't go any further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but…it had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge and expand enough to support the body. Neither happened.
In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around the ground. It was never able to fly.
Here is what the man in his kindness and haste didn't understand: The butterfly can fly only because it has
to struggle to come out of the cocoon. The pushing forces enzymes from the body to wing tips…
strengthening the wing muscles, and reducing body weight allowing it to fly. This process started with struggle and ended with the butterfly flying the moment it came out of the cocoon.'
Rachel Everhart RN