We Are Meant To Become Butterflies

There is a butterfly inside each one of us waiting to come out; the challenge is to recognize that truth with grace and in faith to experience the transformation. ~ Danielle Coulanges

I read this quote and it brought a thought to my mind how the caterpillar goes into a cocoon, only to emerge as a wild and free butterfly.  We all go into cocoons, the thing about humans is we decide if and when we will leave the cocoon to become the beautiful free butterfly we were meant to be.  Also, I love the first quote picture above, very inspiring.

I've been in a cocoon of sorts for the past month, one of sadness and grief.  Last week I finally decided to look outside of it, I saw the dim light of hope.  Now I want to spread my wings and soar high above.  I want to be free, free from all the sadness I had inside.

The change from a caterpillar to a butterfly is never easy, it's not meant to be, otherwise we wouldn't be able to become all that we are meant to be. 

I realized something profound last night, I've always thought that I was lucky that my David re-entered my life when he did and I was but I forgot that David was even luckier to have me come into his life. He will never have another woman who will love, challenge and accept him more than I do. 

I know how lucky I was and I'm grateful, I hope my David realizes how lucky he was.  It's been a very long time for me to come to that knowledge and even harder for me to write and believe.  I believe it now though.

"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield


  1. Hello Launna:
    We are so heartened to read this. You have spent far too long in the 'cocoon' and we really believe that from now onwards all of your energies should be directed into spreading those butterfly wings. It will not be easy, it will take time, but forward you must go.

  2. Thank you Jane and Lance, I plan to spread my wings and be free;)

  3. Awe thank you Suzanne, you are sweet too:).

  4. It can't rain forever, and at some point the sun returns... I can't tell you some of the dark places I've been, and sometimes return to, but with the dawn brings hope. You never know what will happen!

  5. Exactly 'D', I'm trying to stay hopeful, there's always a light ;).

  6. I think what you say in this post Launna is so correct. Also I think we tend to forget that people are lucky to also have us in their lives. I know I forget this all the time and I think due to my experiences I tend to think the opposite. I am in a cocoon today in fact have been the past week really. Your post has really helped and I love Winnie The Pooh-sad person that I am. Thank you.

  7. Thank you so much for posting Behind the Smile, I had to be happy with myself an than David re-entered my life. Than I came to the realization how lucky David was to have me for the time he did;)

  8. Yeah, I think Paradise is there, where the people you love are.

    Your love to David is so breathtaking.
    I hope I'll find something like this one Day. ♥

    Oh God, my English is bad in this comment, isn't it? :D

  9. Sunny, your English is fine; thank you for the very kind and sweet comment:)

  10. Launna,

    I happened to check AOL for links that post my name and came across your blog that mentioned my name. I'm thrilled that my quote touched your heart. Keep spreading those wings and enjoy all that life has to offer you.
    Be blessed.

  11. Thank you Danielle, you certainly do inspire me:)


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