Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Butterfly Quotes

On a serious note.... When I made the life changing decision to become single after 26 years, I found myself gravitating towards butterflies.  I have always loved them ( my favorite color periwinkle is the color of the small butterflies I used to chase in my back yard as a child), but I never wore them or decorated with them.  Then, one day I decided to purchased a sterling silver butterfly ring to wear and look at during a challenging time.
  It was to remind me that this change was going to take me from a caterpillar to a butterfly... to a place where I could finally spread my wings and fly in any direction of my choice.  Strange thing is.... The butterfly ring fell off my finger and was lost just a few days after I no longer needed it.  The reason I am bringing this up is that tonight, I came across some butterfly quotes I had saved on my computer, remembered what I had endured, and thought some of you might like to read them.    

How does one become a Butterfly she asks?  “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. 
 ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."  ~Hans Christian Anderson

Love is like a butterfly:  It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.  ~Author Unknown

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

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.  ~Deborah Chaskin

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies

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