View Full Version : Found this and thought of you lot xxx

19-03-2013, 12:06 PM
i found this recently and thought i would share with parents and all of you lot too

its a bit long but worth the read
I think its great for those parents who jump straight in when LO's are trying to fasten coats/shoes/cut food etc by themselves because they think they are helping.


A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could,and it could go no further.

So to help the butterfly;

He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of it's life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.

It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God'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. Sometime struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!

Remember...what we struggle with makes us strong!

19-03-2013, 12:12 PM
Thats a great way to look at it, thanks Dette

19-03-2013, 12:20 PM
I like :):)

19-03-2013, 05:51 PM
This is fab, thankyou!

19-03-2013, 05:55 PM
That's lovely, thank you :)

blue bear
19-03-2013, 06:11 PM
I like that. Probably a bit too subtle for some though In Relation to coats and shoes.