Patience and Struggles

I battle so much with patience and with the struggles I’ve been through in my life … I have so much trouble sometimes seeing the point or the reason ….. so it was interesting to run across the following anecdote in a book I’m reading:

    One day a man walked by a tree and spotted a cocoon with a hole in it, just as the butterfly was about to emerge. Wanting to help the butterfly, the man breathed hot air on the cocoon, hoping to hurry the process. He was horrified when instead, the emerging butterfly died in his hand. What the man realized, to his dismay, was that it’s the very act of gradual and steady beating of the wings against the inside of the cocoon that builds the power of the wings and gives the butterfly the strength to fly.

It’s so hard sometimes to endure when we can’t see the purpose or sense, but I think the only way to endure *well* is to trust there *is* a reason, a purpose, a lesson, some little nugget that will shine down the road … the other option is to become bitter or crazed or sunk in a mire of depression or addiction.

Still, it’s hard figuring out how to keep hope alive …..



  1. Maureen said,

    August 17, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Yes, it is hard figuring out how to keep hope alive. The same thing goes for faith. The latter is what I battle with constantly.

  2. Alexis said,

    August 19, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Hang in there sweetie. ((hugs))

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