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Friday, August 7, 2015

The Legend Of The Butterfly

The Legend of the Butterfly
Once as a child many years ago...
On a balmy summer's eve.
I sat in the yard at my Mother's side...
and a butterfly lit at my sleeve.
"It's a sign of good luck, my Mother said.
As the butterfly stayed at my arm...
"It's a symbol of all the beauty in life.
Make sure you do it no harm."
First butterflies are eggs and after they hatch...
they see that their life's just beginning,
They're content  with  their lot in life,
so they go out on a limb and start spinning
They stay out awhile in a magic cocoon...
then emerge like flowers in spring,
Then they share the story of their victory and success...
through each of the colors of their wings.
The gold in their wings is the " Golden Rule"....
To follow that is a must.
The blue....That means  true blue.
Always  be someone people can  trust.
The green of the tip of their wing
is saying Stay  green, and you'll always grow.
The silver is the lining in the clouds of doubt...
that you must look for as
for as through your life you go.
Butterflies bend with the wind, it's true,
Still they get where they want to go.
They arrive by persistence through their own insistence
A lesson more people should know.

~ author unknown ~

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

A Simple Hug

There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart,
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part.
 A hug is a way to share the joy
And sad times we go through,
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you 'cause you're you.
 Hugs are meant for anyone
 For whom we really care,
 From your grandma to your neighbor,
 Or a cuddly teddy bear.
 A hug is an amazing thing 
It's just the perfect way
 To show the love we're feeling
But can't find the words to say.
 It's funny how a little hug
 Makes everyone feel good;
 In every place and language,
 It's always understood.
 And hugs don't need new equipment,
Special batteries or parts -
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts.

~ Johnny Ray Ryder Jr. ~