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How This Rescued Butterfly Transformed Me.

The other day I was heading back to my car after lunch when I noticed a beautiful monarch butterfly lying in the parking lot next to the tire of a large SUV.  I knelt down to get a closer look, and noticed that one set of its wings were sort of stuck together.  

I could see it was making a great effort to FLY - but wasn't able to get it's wings "unstuck".

Long story short, I took the butterfly home.  

I figured, at the very least I could rescue it from a busy parking lot where it was sure to be hurt.

So I found a plastic bag in my car and I ever so carefully placed the butterfly inside and set it on my backseat.   Once I got home with it, I placed it on the side of my house where I have a little garden area with beautiful trees and flowers.  I found out that the butterfly was just trying to separate it's wings and fly for the first time. 

I left for a short time and came back to discover the the butterfly was eaten by a bird or some other animal.  

I was devasted. 

I thought, wow - I wasn't able to help after all.  What was I thinking in the first place... me?  Care for a butterfly – with three cats in the house!? 

My son told me later that Monarchs are poisonous...this would definitely be bad for our kitties.

So you're probably wondering, what does all this have to do with transformation? 

Well, I took some time to reflect on all of this and what I realized is this:

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Are You Really That Selfish?

I really believe that everyone is here with a gift to share.

And the key in that belief is SHARE.

If you keep your talents to yourself, you're really being selfish.

There, I said it.

Because the world is needing whatever gifts you have.

Maybe you keep them locked up inside you

Maybe you share them freely all day long

But whatever feelings are coming up for you right now

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