Butterfly

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Dea Rivera
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Julie
Struggling
I’m just like the butterfly, struggling to survive. My struggles bring me down sometimes, but I have to do them on my own, grow as a person by myself so I can spread my wings and fly one day. Be free. I have family and friends that want to help with my struggles, Make it easier for me, but they can’t do it for me, be supportive yes. But I have to the work, keep my eyes on the prize, of happiness and love.
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Matthew
The perfect story for me!
I've been struggling so long to escape the cocoon of my situation that I MUST be strong enough now to face a new challenge, a new life...bring it on world! I'm ready now!
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Jill
Life
I struggle daily trying to relax and concentrate to stay focused as I open my mind to new experiences and mindset. I’m learning new things but I struggle to apply to remember and keep it going I will succeed and need the support daily and share what I learned
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Lindsay
Struggle is necessary
If we live an easy life without ever having any challenges, we will remain the same our whole lives. We need struggle to mature and gain wisdom, in the same way that our muscles need to burn a bit in order to become stronger.
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Bridget
Let people grow
I learned that I can’t take on others problems. That me taking control is stunting the growth of the one I love. Thank you for this story, I was the little boy.
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Rex
Trying
He was trying to get out.and he didn’t get out until he was cut out
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JoAnn
Growth
I learned that people need to struggle to really grow and learn.
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Kathy
Butterfly
It appears so often lately that people will do everything humanly possible to avoid the need to struggle for growth. Growth IS supposed to be difficult. It is only through the struggles of hard work and living life as it is, no matter how difficult, that we are able to grow, reach for, and possibly achieve our full potential. This story is a wonderful reminder, especially during hard times in our personal life.
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Rob
Helping others
It's good to help others... However sometimes they need to step up and help themselves. There's a healthy balance between helping and doing too much. As this story told doing too much could have a negative outcome. Make time for yourself...you can't help others if you can't help yourself.
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Tracy
Productive Struggle
As a teacher, I know the value of productive struggle in the learning process of individuals and groups, so I monitor students closely to determine when a thoughtfully framed question or words of encouragement may be beneficial. In my own life, too often I veer from productive struggle to spinning without solution or forward movement. I hope to continue to develop mindful practices so that I can remember to breathe, pause, and reset to focus on growth.
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Linda
Butterfly
This one made me sad because I didn’t want the butterfly to die. So many humans hurt animals, intentionally or unintentionally. Then, I thought about humans and moms like me who didn’t want their children to struggle, but like the boy didn’t think of the growth that struggle brings. Fortunately, the kids don’t die—they just have to wait longer to be allowed to grow. Then, they blossom.
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Stephen
Knight in shining armor
I know in my own life that my struggles make me stronger, and there is no obstacle that I cannot over one in time. However, when I see others struggle it is my instinct to rush in and save them, not realizing that over time they come to depend on me because they have not learned to struggle and overcome on their own. This is something that I need to work on.
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Susan
Butterfly
I learned that it is struggles that help us fly and reach our true potential. Often when people try to help, we do not reach our true potential. Time and patience and struggle will help us rise above.
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Ayaan
Buttfly
This story had a really good life lesson and it was really soothing
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Tiffyy
Same story different person
I just heard the same story worded differently before this I love the life lesson here just wasn’t expecting to hear it again worded a little differently
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Matthew
Nine months later...
I’ve been through all the struggles to try and build myself up since first being served this story nine long months ago. But I’m still not flying yet. My struggles have yet to fill my wings and let me fly once again. Have I made inroads? Am I on the path to more positive things for myself and my family? Yes. But I’m still in that constant struggle just to live, survive, and I’m SO tired of the constant struggle! Won’t some kind boy come with his scissors and let me free? For better or for worse? Please?
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Kayla
Butterfly
I learned that our struggles are what sometimes help us in life no matter how small it may seem
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Wendy
Your reality
I learned that we don’t know what is below the layers. Compassion is always the way to go.
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Jennifer
Sent this to the strong women in my life!
Insightful, especially for someone with ADHD. Sometimes when I’m not challenged to grow as a person in any area of my life, I know that’s when I need to try something different. Although I eventually get there, it may take me a while to notice that it has become negative energy.
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Tracy
Struggle
Life is full of struggles...we need struggles to help us grow!
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Hazel
Butterfly
Struggles only make us stronger so that we can truly value what we have.
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Talitha
Survival
We need struggle so that we can become stronger.. so our beauty can be shown from our struggles.
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Lisa
Don’t Hinder The Struggle
Struggle is a great asset to growth in life. Transitioning from crawling in life to flying. My Greatness came from my struggle.
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Becky
Butterfly Story
I love the tail of the Butterfly,as I love watching them fly around during the summer months! The only thing that bothers me is they end so quickly. As a matter of fact all of them end that way. Which wakes me up so sad and sometimes startles me. It would be nice if someone could fix that......
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Jana
Trying to escape negativity towards myself
Great story to remind myself that struggle is part of growth.
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Julie
Parenting
It's like when you have to let the kids struggle to learn...so hard to watch and experience but vital for them to develop into adults
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Julie
Life’s Challenges
This cute story is a wonderful reminder that our challenges we struggle with in life are there for us to learn and grow from within.
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Jamie
Nice story
I learned that life bring you challenges for a reason. The struggles we may face help us to grow.
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Barbi
Struggle has meaning
I learned that sometimes struggle is necessary to live a full life, and be fulfilled.
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Johnny
Butterfly
The struggle is real. This story is incredible and I think I should listen to it daily. The struggle is necessary in order for transformation to occur. Life is a struggle and a wonder at the same time. Never give up...