Friday, June 15, 2012

All you're meant to be

A few nights ago at my American Association of University Women gathering, over dessert some of us were sharing book titles we know and love. I always enjoy hearing what other women are reading, and I've discovered books that way that I might not have read otherwise. I like both fiction and non-fiction and am always looking for another good read!

One book I keep returning to really looks like a children's book. It has beautiful illustrations of butterflies and caterpillars—and doesn't have many words. But it's really a book about life and hope and is meant for adults.

In one of my favorite parts (and I have several) of Trina Paulus's Hope for the Flowers, we read: "'Butterfly—that word,' she thought. 'Tell me, sir, what is a butterfly?'

"'It's what you are meant to become. It flies with beautiful wings and joins the earth to heaven. It drinks only nectar from the flowers and carries the seeds of love from one flower to another. Without butterflies the world would soon have few flowers.'"

What "seeds of love" are you carrying today? Have you become what you were really meant to be? Are you that beautiful butterfly right now—or are you a caterpillar waiting to enter a cocoon? In other words, are you in the middle of a time of change and transition awaiting that butterfly-like transformation?

If you want help with a transition so you can set free your beautiful inner butterfly, contact me for a complimentary strategy consultation. There's absolutely no obligation attached to it. 

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