Sunday, February 24, 2013

Monarch

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

When I was in the throws of my teenager years, I felt nothing was right. I was shy & awkward, I didn't like my big teeth, my hair wasn't 'right', my emotions were all over the place & I just didn't feel like any of the 'pretty girls.'

Boys didn't talk to me (except for the 'nerds), no one asked me out, no one asked me to the prom, I had one best friend that walked the path of awkwardness with me. We were a an inseparable pair.
Fast forward a few hundred years, and my cocoon became too tight. I accepted myself completely as I am, I realized my smile was something that folks looked forward to seeing, my hair became my crowing glory and I realized that 'pretty' is in the eye of the beholder.

I realized that what was more important was my character, my faith, my kindness, the goodness of my heart, my love for others, family/friends & strangers. I realized that each day is a gift & it should be lived to the fullest. I realize that my passions should be shared with the world.

I realized that "Everyone is like a Monarch butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves."

I that I am :-)


Pictures: Wikipedia & me
Sunday Scribbling word prompt: "Monarch"

9 comments:

  1. Marvelously adept, the way you got around to "Monarch." Well done...

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    1. Thanks, Berowne; always appreciated :-)

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  2. This was beautifully done! Life experience has taught you well what true beauty is all about. I love that you are happy in your role, and are obviously a blessing to others. My piece for today is also about this transformation. Isn't it amazing what can become of such a lowly creature!

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    1. Thanks, Josie. Your post was excellent. We thought alike! :-)

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  3. Something so true and so well expressed! The accompanying photos are very appropriate.

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    1. Thanks, Granny (it feels funny to call you that :-)) Your kindness warms my heart.

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  4. When I look in the mirror I don't really like what I see but that doesn't matter as true friends like the person inside. Excellent and touching writing.

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    1. As always, thanks, oldegg. You're a good 'ole egg.' Lol! :-)

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  5. I loved reading someone else who thought of a Monarch butterfly. Very endearing and many of us can relate. :)

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