7 Lessons from a Butterfly: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom
- The butterfly said to the sun,”They can’t stop talking about my transformation. I can only do it once in my lifetime.
If only they know they can do it at any time and in countless ways.”
Lessons from a Butterfly
The 12 year-old found the Lime butterfly caterpillars on our lime tree a few weeks back, and she took them in. Six of them emerged into stunning butterflies as you can see, but the seventh a true-blue warrior emerged from it’s chrysalis with deformed wings.
But Lily, as we call her is a brave heart and learning to find her way with some assistance from the 12-year-old.
Here is also a letter I wrote to my now 22 year old inspired by a Butterfly last year.
And on that note:
7. Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Care to join in ? Here’s how you can join:
- Post a picture on your blog. It could be from life’s wondrous or wicked moments, your wanderlust days, or simple random shots that caught your fancy, or not.
- And make your post as wordless or wordy as you wish to. Well, we are guessing now you know why we sometimes call ourselves “not-so-wordless Wednesday” too!
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- We’d love you to read, comment and share the posts linked here and connect with some fascinating bloggers.
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Have a gratifying #WW!
#WordlessWednesday is a blog hop started by Esha and yours truly. on March 2018.
I am now taking the baton forward from August 2020.
Linking up with a bunch of fantastic peeps from the blogosphere who host Wordless Wednesday –
Betty, Steve, Brian Sue NC, Zina, Xmas Dolly, Keith and Cathy.
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31 thoughts on “7 Lessons from a Butterfly: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom”
What a lovely experience for a 12 year old to have. I’m sure there’s so much she (and all of us) can learn from this.
Corinne Rodrigues recently posted…7 Secrets of Authentic Living
Such a lovely thing for your little one to witness, the good along with the not-so-perfect. Love your photos and the quotes that go with each one 🙂
I’m so excited to see you at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!! Thanks for linking.
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A lovely post, Natasha.
Lovely butterfly photographs. Enjoyed reading all the inspiring thoughts.
Such a beautiful post. So uplifting. It made my day. Something I needed today.
Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.
Wonderful wisdom. Beautiful picture.
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Wow.. that’s a great collection of beautiful quotes. But, I loved the first quote. We can change ourselves any time. Happy to be linking to #Wordlesswednesday this week.
Great post, like all your posts, Natasha!
Although ephemeral, I think we can envy the life of butterflies. She enjoys so much beauty!
Have a wonderful day!
It is difficult to think of what to say when these are such profound thoughts .. I feel like I am still in my own cocoon .. watching such wonders pass me by and be so touched by them I can’t describe how I feel.
For Lily to do what she did, is so heart felt .. so precious .. it gives me some hope that human kind might have a chance, if people like Lily are on the rise .. I so hope that this is a truth that won’t be stunted.
What a lovely post indeed. We can learn so many lessons. Beautiful.
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Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Natasha. ♥
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I absolutely love this post, Natasha.
Sharing my fave butterfly quote by Zhuangzi– “Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
Veronica Lee recently posted…The Writing On The Wall
Beautiful images and superb quotes to match your insights!! Yes, the metamorphosis of the butterfly can teach us a lot.. we just have to want to learn…
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Butterflies are so pretty, they look hand painted!
I love this post! The quotes and pictures go together so well. Your daughter is amazing for spotting the caterpillars and taking care of the butterfly!
Reema D’souza recently posted…Finding the simple joys of life during a pandemic
What a gorgeous butterfly. I’ve never seen one quite like that. As it happens, I picked our Monarch butterfly, and schoolchildren will sometimes find their cocoons and bring them indoors to complete their development into butterflies. I’ve never done it myself, though. Nice to know that happens where you live, too.
Beautiful post, Natasha 🙂 Loved every bit of it. And, your daughter is simply amazing!
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What a nice post I liked the nice captures too 🙂
Have a flitterflattertastic safe week
stevebethere recently posted…WW On A Tuesday – Latest Fashion
Beautiful butterflies. Around here we have the orange monarchs mostly.
Very touching – and interesting – this story about love. Congratulations to the little girl for her care and love for the butterfly.
I also really like the quotes. Thank you for all this post.
It’s my turn to send you love and light!
Happy WW, dear Natasha! Hugs!
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You always make us smile, Natasha and little one. There’s so much soul power in your words, and the pictures are always outstanding! It’s a pleasure to be around here 🙂 That also was a beautiful letter to your big one ♥ Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday 🙂 ♥
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I love your scheme of things for sure… almost as much as I love you and coming here to say “HELLO” once again! Sending “BIG HUGS” always! How was your week and how is everything with you? I’m okay so far and I think maybe you’re bringing me some good luck, some happy vibes for sure! I have found a doctor that knows what’s wrong with my leg and possibly he’ll be able to help me! WOO HOO! I’m so happy (so far)! Please say a prayer for me that this doctor can cure my leg and I can get strength back into it and feeling! That would be so SAAAAAAAAAAAWEET!!! ~hehehehe~ Can’t wait. So my friend you always have such great posts. I wish I had a seed from you to plant one of those plants from your country. Hmmmmm Nah, don’t think it would work especially to get through customs… right? Bummer… you have such beautiful plants. They are so different. Plus when I look at some of our exotic plants I always think of you! Please dear friend stay healthy, stay safe and don’t forget your mask! HUGS
Loved the post
A beautiful post with excellent food for thought. Enjoyed reading it.
I really love to read this post. I’ve got some helpful info. Thanks for sharing this amazing knowledge.
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I missed your posts! The butterflies and their lessons are so important for humans.
But I am not sure how many understand that it is the same lesson for us! Our transformation
during this life…
Thank you, dear Natasha for this beautiful post!
Happy WW and a beautiful Autumn!
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Words and pictures in perfect harmony. Delightful Natasha!
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Fabulous lessons. I love the quote with which you open the post Natasha, one of my favorites.
Your younger daughter seems to be a nature lover like you 🙂 She is so sensitive towards them as can be seen from what you share on & off about her.
I recently spotted the Lime (male)……. such a handsome butterfly.
Sharing a quote that is inspiring ……. “Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.”
Loved the post Natasha. I always look forward to reading yours. I simply connect to them.
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Beautiful selections of prose and poetry with lovely images and commentary. You have such good reason to be so proud of your daughter!
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