I was in my very early teenage years when I started feeling the pressure of change, the constant growth, emotionally…
and my pacifying thoughts would always be…”one day when I’m big and older, I will be wiser and no grown and no more complications and challenges would be a breeze to tackle, little did I know….
One day a man was walking in the park, and he noticed a butterfly hatching from its cocoon. Fascinated, he sat down to watch the butterfly trying to force its body through a little hole on the side of the cocoon.
This went on for several hours when the butterfly suddenly stopped, and it looked like it was stuck. The man decided to help the butterfly and opened the hole wider for the butterfly. It came out quickly then, but its body was swollen, and its wings were small and shrivelled.
The man sat and waited for the wings to dry and for the butterfly to fly away. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and the butterfly was just crawling around with a swollen body and shrivelled wings.
The man acted out of kindness, but he didn’t understand that the restriction of the cocoon and the struggle to get through the small opening, was nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into the wings to prepare it for flying once it hatched from the cocoon.
Moral: We need to struggle to grow stronger. We have to deal with challenges on our own and not rely on others to make things easy for us all the time.
Your fellow SisterGirl
Chantal Deidre Fisher