If nothing changed, there would be no butterflies.
This inscription is on a special gift my sister gave me only a few months before she passed.
The butterfly begins life as an egg, emerges as a caterpillar, and then undergoes a complete change in body form during development.
The butterfly’s wings are initially soft and shriveled, but they expand and harden within a few hours. The butterfly then takes flight to pursue its main adult activities, mating and reproduction. It has no time to waste.
Adults of most species live for only a few weeks.
Only a few weeks, then the butterfly dies. How sad. A lesson to be learned here. Life is short.
Make use of the time we all have here. And change is absolutely essential in life. Hard but we must push through what life throws our way and know things will be easier eventually.
Special gifts can last a lifetime, agree?
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The Monarch Butterfly can live for 5 months but on average from 4- weeks still a very short life.
I know Pam and it breaks my heart but I know it is all part of the process.
i used to watch the millions of fireflies that lit the night sky. Flashing on and off, i found peace in that constant.
I miss the fireflies.
Butterflies are truly the best and the worst. The worst, caterpillars that destroy plants. The best, butterflies that bring beauty to the world.
I saw fireflies last night. I tend to overlook any caterpillar damage. Unless it is my roses. But I am biased like that when it comes to the butterflies.
i haven’t seen fireflies since we left Indiana.
We have them here often in the summer.
we used to in indiana but not as many now as back then
A wonderful gift and yes, there are gifts that we can treasure for a lifetime.
Thanks I will always treasure this gift and message.
That’s a special and precious gift! I love the message.
Thank you, I am thankful to have this gift for sure.
A wonderful gift and post. We are too unaware of how short our lives can be. It is necessary to take advantage of every minute.
You are so right about life, it can be gone in an instant.
You are so right, life is short and we should enjoy it while we can.
Absolutely Maria. Good to see you.
Some gifts can really last a lifetime …. I have a few too
Glad you understand and have some of your own.