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.
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"