What doesnt kill us makes us stronger

Was sent this
ages ago, and kept it for some soft reason. Im clearing out inboxes and
mails and thought i would sling this here so that in can be enjoyed and
thought about by others too.

One day as a
small opening appeared on a cocoon, a man sat for several hours
watching the butterfly struggle to force its body through that little
hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it
had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further.

So… the man
decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped
off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily,
but it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The wings would
enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract
in time. Neither happened.  In fact, the butterfly spent the rest
of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It
never was able to fly.

What the man,
in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting
cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the
tiny opening was nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the
butterfly into its wings. Then the butterfly would be ready for flight
once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were allowed to
go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We
would not be as strong as what we could be. We could never fly.

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