A Butterfly’s lesson!!

One day, a small opening appeared in a cocoon; a little boy, named Sharan, sat and watched for the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.Then, it seems to stop making any progress.It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could not go any further.

So, Sharan decided to help the butterfly; he took a pair of scissors and opened the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a withered body, it was tiny and shriveled wings.

Sharan 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.

But it never 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.

Being unhappy, Sharan went to his grandpa one day, and explained him the whole story! The old man, softly placed his hand on the boy’s raven hair and said,
“My dear, I admire your kindness and goodwill. But do you know that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, are nature’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? 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. Never been able to fly!”
Sharan, then understood where exactly he went wrong and promised his grandpa not to go against nature’s rules in future!

Moral:    Live life without fear, confront all obstacles and know that you can overcome them. Obstacles are the necessary parts of our life.. Only obstacles make us learn a lot. So never underestimate hurdles in life! They are your friends and not foes!

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 brawn 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 wanted…
But I received everything I needed.”


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