Life with No Struggles

The story of the butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it
struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but it had a swollen body and
shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
Neither happened! 
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around.
It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle required by the butterfly to 
get through the opening was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready for flight once that was achieved.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives.
Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been and we would never fly.

"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!"

 THE REASON SO MANY PEOPLE FIND IT SO HARD  

 TO BE HAPPY IS THAT THEY WILL ALWAYS SEE THE 

 PAST  BETTER THAN IT WASTHE PRESENT WORSE

 THAN IT ISAND THE FUTURE LESS  LESS RESOLVED 

 THAN IT WILL BE. (Marcel Pagnol quotes)

Keeping a positive outlook is one of the hardest challenges to overcome, but is crucial in the pursuit of anyone's happiness.  We will all face difficult times in our lives, but the truest test besides overcoming these obstacles, is how much we may let the challenge bring us down.  Of course it is best to not let your circumstances weigh you down at all, and it is also best to keep a smile on your face, along with the most positive attitude possible. This is way easier said than done, but is very possible.

In order to stay positive it is crucial to stay away from negativity.  Negativity is like a cancer and will easily take over a person's mind if a person is submerged in it in abundance.  Not only is it important to stay away from negativity but it is also important to spread positive energy, doing so will not only help those around you, but it will also help to ensure that you stay positive.  It's also very important to cherish all of the things that you have, and to cherish life, period, at all times. Keeping a positive outlook is one of the hardest challenges to overcome, but is crucial in the pursuit of anyone's happiness. We will all face difficult times in our lives, but the truest test besides overcoming these obstacles, is how much we may let the challenge bring us down. Of course it is best to not let your circumstances weigh you down at all, and it is also best to keep a smile on your face, along with the most positive attitude possible. This is way easier said than done, but is very possible.In order to stay positive it is crucial to stay away from negativity. Negativity is like a cancer and will easily take over a person's mind if a person is submerged in it in abundance. Not only is it important to stay away from negativity but it is also important to spread positive energy, doing so will not only help those around you, but it will also help to ensure that you stay positive. It's also very important to cherish all of the things that you have, and to cherish life, period, at all times.

What Does Love Mean ???


A group of professional people posed this question

to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" 

The answers they got were broader and deeper than 

anyone could have imagined. See what you think:


"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend 

over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather 

does it for her all even when his hands got arthritis, too. 

That's Love. Rebecca - age 8

When someone loves you, the way they say your name

is different. You just know that your name is safe in their 

mouth." Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on 

shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." 

Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody

most of your French Fries without making them give

you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy

and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make

sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you

get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and

you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.

They look gross when they kiss" Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you 

stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start

with a friend who you hate." Nikka - age 6

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he 

wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who

are still friends even after they know each other so well." 

Tommy - age 6

"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was 

scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw

my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one

doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." Cindy - age 8

"My mommy loves me more than anybody. 
You don't 

see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." 

Clare - age 6


"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best

piece of chicken." Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and

sweaty and still says he is handsomer than

Robert Redford." Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after

you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives

me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy

new ones." Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go

up and down and little stars come out of you"

Karen - age 7

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and

she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you

mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot.

People forget," Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia 

once talked about contest he was asked to judge.


The purpose of the contest was to find the most

caring child. (Now this will melt your heart.) The

winner was a four year old child whose next door

neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently

lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy

went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his

lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked him

what he had said to the neighor, the little boy said

"Nothing, I just helped him Cry".

Don't Quit



When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don't give up though the pace seems slow--

You may succeed with another blow,

Success is failure turned inside out--

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--


It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Precious Angel "MOM"

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending
me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live
there being so small and helpless?"

"Your angel will be waiting for you and will take
care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in
heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and
smile to be happy."

God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also
smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love
and be very happy."

Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be
able to understand when people talk to me if I don't
know the language?"

God said, "Your angel will tell you the most
beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear,
and with much patience and care, your angel
will teach you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

God said, "Your angel will place your hands together
and will teach you how to pray."

"Who will protect me?"

God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it
means risking it's life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see
you anymore."

God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about
Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me,
even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven,
but voices from Earth could be heard and the child 
hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please

tell me my angel's name."

"You will simply call her, '" MOM.'"

Yesterday was a History. Tomorrow is a Mystery. Today is a Gift.

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your 

account each morning with $86,400. It carries over 

no balance from day to day.


Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of 

the balance you failed to use during the day. What 

would you do? Draw out every cent, of course?


Each of us has such a bank. It's name is TIME.


Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.


Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this 

you have failed to invest to  a good purpose. It 

carries over no balance. It allows no over draft.


Each day it opens a new account for you.


Each night it burns the remains of the day.


If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.

There is no drawing against "tomorrow."


You must live in the present on today's deposits. 

Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, 

happiness and success!


The clock is running!! Make the most of today.

To realise the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student 

who failed a grade.


To realise the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother 

who has given birth to a premature baby.


To realise the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor 

of weekly newspaper.


To realise the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers 

who are waiting to meet.


To realise the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person 

who just missed a train.


To realise the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone 

who just avoided an accident.


To realise the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the 

person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! 

And treasure it more because you shared it 

with someone special, special enough to spend 

your time with. 

And remember time waits for no one.


Yesterday is history. 

Tomorrow is a mystery. 

Today is a gift.


That's why its called the present.

Life has now been explained to you.

On the first day God created the dog. God said, "Sit 
all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I'll give you back the other ten."
So God agreed.

On the second day God created the monkey. God said, "Entertain people, do monkey tricks and make them laugh. I'll give you a twenty-year life span." 
The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? 
I don't think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that's what I'll do too, okay?"
And God agreed.

On the third day God created the cow. "You must go to the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves, and give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty years."
The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want 
me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty and 
I'll give back the other forty."
And God agreed again.

On the fourth day God created man. God said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. I'll give you twenty years."

Man said, "What? Only twenty years? Tell you what, I'll take my twenty, and the forty the cow gave back, and the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back, that makes eighty, okay?"

Okay," said God, "You've got a deal."

So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves; the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family; the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren; and the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.


Life has now been explained to you.

Thanks for being such a Good Friend

When we first talked to each other

I knew we would always be friends.

Our friendship has kept on growing

And I'll be here for you to the end.


You listen when I have a problem

And help dry the tears from my face.

You take away my sorrow

And put happiness in its place.


We can't forget the fun we've had

Laughing 'till our faces turn blue.

Talking of things only we find funny

People think we're insane-If they only knew!


I guess this is my way of saying thanks

For catching me when I fall.


Thanks once again for being such a good friend

And being here with me through it all.

What a GIRL Thinks

When a GIRL is quiet,

Millions of things are running in her mind

When a GIRL is not arguing,

She is thinking deeply

When a GIRL looks at u with eyes full of  questions,

She is wondering how long you will be around

When a GIRL answers "i'm fine" after a few seconds,

She is not at all fine

When a GIRL stares at you,

She is wondering why you are lying

When a GIRL lays on your chest,

She is wishing for you to be hers forever

When a GIRL calls you everyday,

She is seeking for your attention

When a GIRL sms's u everyday,

She wants you to reply at least once

When a GIRL says I love you, She means it

When a GIRL says that she can't live without you,

She has made up her mind that you are her future

When a GIRL says "i miss you",

No one in this world can miss you more than that.