Late Night Thoughts // Changes


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” - Maya Angelou


As we were driving home with the kiddos tonight, Jon asked me to look up some inspirational quotes to discuss with them. This one really resonated with me. Often times I look at people who are more successful than I am and wonder why I’m not on the same level as they are. I catch myself comparing myself to the butterflies and feeling like I’m just a caterpillar. But really, I’m like the goop inside of my own little cocoon…Working hard every day at shaping myself into the butterfly that I want to become.

Change can feel intimidating, but really it’s what we need. After all, it is the only thing that’s constant in life. So here’s a reminder, to you and to myself, to be patient… Appreciate the changes that you need to go through in order to get to where you’re going. Some day you’ll be the butterfly.