There’d be no butterflies

I have no idea where I first read this quote and I’ve never been able to trace the author, but I absolutely love it. I love butterflies and a world without them would be a very sad world. This quote really stuck with me and it’s a favorite of mine. It’s a good reminder for me to keep on changing and that change isn’t a bad thing at all. I’ve always been one to welcome change (must be all the moving!) even though sometimes I’d need a few months to get used to the change. I’ve actually wanted to share this quote with you for a while now, but I couldn’t find my old photos with butterflies. A couple days ago, when I took some flower photos, I was lucky enough to have this butterfly take a short break next to where I was standing and I was able to capture this shot. The surroundings may not be that nice, but it just makes the butterfly stand out all the more. Have a beautiful weekend, my friends, and don’t forget about Earth Hour! Just one hour for the Earth that is so full of wonder like caterpillars changing into butterflies.


Colleen / Inspired to Share
27 March 2011 - 7:19 pm

What an inspiring post! Great photo, I need to embrace change as well. xo

27 March 2011 - 10:01 pm

that’s such a small quote but so much to think about when you start thinking. wow that sounded intelligent but you know what i mean!

Jackie | Sweet Little Thrills
27 March 2011 - 11:25 pm

That quote rings so true and so inspiring. Sometimes the changes are overwhelming, but once you get used to them, they usually happened for a reason. πŸ™‚

28 March 2011 - 12:19 am

ok i just replied to your comment on my blog but it was so good i have to add some thoughts here:

+ i see biedronka all the time but i’ve never been in…i need to go eventually…expand my tesco horizons.
+ i’m eating pierogi ruske tomorrow for lunch! before i take the train back to germany…. πŸ™
+ i love all your polish commentary and i read them all to piotr….he loves them too.

Justine @ Urban Scarlet
28 March 2011 - 4:09 pm

lovely quote. and i agree with it completely. change is good!

28 March 2011 - 5:03 pm

I’d never heard of this quote before, but it really does strike a chord.

Misty :)
28 March 2011 - 10:55 pm

I absolutely LOVE this quote as well as the photograph! Although, at times I am hesitant to change, I usually welcome it with open arms. It just depends on the situation some times.

As weird as this is going to sound, in my psychology class, we were talking about changes people have to face in every day life. Did you know, on average, it takes someone 18 months to accept the changes they face in their life (whether it be school, work, family, etc.)? I found that very interesting. Plus, I got to see all the steps people go through before they finally accept the change! Its so cool though!

I do love this post! I’m glad you chose this for Friday’s quote/picture post πŸ™‚

28 March 2011 - 11:35 pm

Beautiful photo, Eva! Butterflies are so breathtaking. I also love the quote “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” -unknown

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