It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Chapter 7, Page 3, Book 13

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

Irish Blessing

Specially blended for blessings...

Among God’s creatures, the butterfly is one of the most stunningly beautiful! Its gentle flight, colorful wings, and amazing migratory patterns are traits that make the butterfly a masterpiece of the natural world

The majestic monarch butterfly can travel 3,000 miles on its migration to Central America—only to end up at the same tree its parents or even grandparents landed on a generation or two earlier. 

In a way our lives reflect the growth and the life of a butterfly.  According to Native American teachings, the butterfly represents the symbol of joy, the soul, creativity, freedom, color, and most of all, change.  The butterfly is revered to be a messenger of the moment.

The Butterfly reminds us that things are not to be taken too seriously, but to move and not be idle.  We all move in various stages of our lives, each being equally and vital as the next. It is important not to rush to get to the next stage and just as important not to be stuck at any given stage in our growth.

We have to see ourselves much like the caterpillar and understand that there simply are no mistakes, we are exactly where we were meant to be. Make no mistake about that. Butterflies are beautiful.  Remember that, with a smile, and give yourself a chance to delight and revel in the each moment of each day.  

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.  

Richard Bach


Hollie said...

We visited the Butterfly Exhibit at Stone Mountain when we were there the other day!! It was so nice. The butterflies were fluttering all around us and even on us from time to time!!


It is rare that I see a butterfly anymore???? I wonder why? They were everywhere when I was a child.

Chatty Crone said...

I have to agree I don't see butterflies too much anymore - I wonder if it is because I am not looking or there are less of them out there? sandie