A Butterfly’s Lesson”One day, a smalloppeningappeared on acocoon; a mansat and watchedfor the butterflyfor several hoursas it struggled toforce its bodythrough that littlehole.
Then, it seems tostop making anyprogress.It appeared as ifit had gotten asfar as it couldand it could notgo any further.
So the mandecided to helpthe butterfly: hetook a pair ofscissors andopened thecocoon.The butterflythen emergedeasily.But it had awithered body, itwas tiny andshrivelled wings.
The mancontinued towatch becausehe expectedthat, at anymoment, thewings wouldopen, enlargeand expand, tobe able tosupport thebutterfly’sbody, andbecome firm.
Neitherhappened!In fact, thebutterfly spentthe rest of itslife crawlingaround with awithered bodyand shrivelledwings. It neverwas able to fly.
What the man, in hiskindness and his goodwilldid not understand wasthat the restricting cocoonand the struggle requiredfor the butterfly to getthrough the tiny opening,were God’s way of forcingfluid from the body of thebutterfly into its wings, sothat it would be ready forflight once it achieved itsfreedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes,struggles areexactly what weneed in our life.If God allowed us togo through our lifewithout anyobstacles, it wouldcripple us. Wewould not be asstrong as we couldhave been. Neverbeen able to fly.
I asked for Strength...And God gave medifficulties to make mestrong.Iasked for Wisdom...And God gave meProblems to solve.I asked forprosperity...And God gave me aBrain and Brawn towork.
I asked forCourage…..And God gaveme obstacles toovercome.I asked forLove...And God gaveme Troubledpeople to help.
I asked for Favors...And God gave meOpportunities.“I received nothing Iwanted...But I receivedeverything I needed."
Execução: Leandro Valdir Traducción: Fidelia GarcíaLive life without fear, confront all obstacles and evince that you can overcome them.Send this message to your friends and show them how much you care. Send it to anybodythat you consider a FRIEND, even if this means to send it to the same person thatconveyed it to you. If this message returns to you, you can be sure that your circle offriendship is made out of true friends.