Sunday, February 26, 2012

fly away

this week has been very tough on me-
. . . definitely full of emotional downhill on a roller coaster while struggling to go up, up & away

so, i'd like to share a short story from sweet life which really encouraged me
hopefully this can energize anyone else that might have had a dreadful week as well!

”a man was walking through a forest when he came upon a butterfly freeing itself from it’s cocoon. he sat and watched the butterfly's struggle and fight to get it’s entire body through a small hole in the cocoon. then, it seems to stop making any progress. it appeared as if it had got as far as it could and it could 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 its wings were limp and its body was mushy and weak.

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.

the man was indeed kind and had tried to help the butterfly. but in his kindness, he did not understand, that the restricting cocoon and the struggle was required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening. in order for a butterfly to have strong wings and a solid body it needs to struggle and fight it’s way out of the cocoon. it needs to slowly and gradually squeeze through the small hole in the cocoon because that process transforms it’s body. squeezing through the hole in the cocoon squeezes all the fluids from the body into the wings making them solid and strong and creates a strong body.

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 and 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 strength 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 i asked for...
but i received everything i needed."

live life without fear, face all obstacles and know that you can overcome them."

ending it with men that stole my heart with their amazing voices :)
"people are just as happy as happy as they make up their minds up to be"
so when you are going through rough patches in life,
look up, see the bigger picture, smile & fly away from all the troubles
even though it might be a temporary fix & you will still have to face all the problems, having a positive mindset will make you a happier person!

"one day at a time is enough...
don't look back & grieve the past, it's already gone...
don't be troubled about the future, it hasn't arrived...
live in the present & appreciate this day,
pray and be grateful to god and he makes life beautiful that it will be worth remembering"

or . . .
if you are really down & all these words of encouragements are not working for you,
go to a shooting range & break all the shackles that have chained you up, like i did yesterday ;)

 that's it for today-
from "happilyfull-on-life" 


  1. Sorry to hear this week has been so tough, I hope things change soon and things start to go your way xo

  2. what a great story! Like they say "you wouldn't appreciate the sun if there was never any rain".. something like that.. hehe

    and sorry to hear that you had such a tough week. It can only get better now. =)

  3. obstacles definitely make us stronger...

    xo erica

  4. hey, there! awwww, this is a fabulous inspiration.... and heartwarming. :) sometimes i feel like i'm in a video game, and i have to overcome all the hurdles to get to the end of the level.... what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right? (btw, my girl alex's favorite song at the moment... ) :) always remember there's light at the end of the tunnel. :) hope this week is a better one for ya. :) hugs!

    1. awww thanks, jasmine!!! tis' true! all those obstacles to get your final prize, huh? :D you are such a sweetie! i really appreciate it!