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

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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.