Finding Our Butterfly

I was up north over the summer relaxing on the lake, enjoying the sunshine and the slight wind through my curls. As I later passed under a tree, I noticed a caterpillar struggling to form its cocoon. I watched as it swung back and forth, relentlessly spinning in circles. It was so small and didn’t seem very strong.

When I realized that, I discovered something else; that caterpillar was just like me. Sometimes I feel as if I’m not strong enough. Whenever I have a dream to do something, I tend to say “I can’t” or “I’m not good enough”. And I thought to myself that maybe, just maybe, if that caterpillar makes its cocoon, I can accomplish something too, no matter how large or daunting. I can do something incredible.

So, I kept staring at the caterpillar swinging. When I looked a little closer, I started to notice a small, thin casing around it. It was one step closer to a cocoon. It had faith in itself that it could do something. And I think we all should.

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