Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Theresa May and the Butterfly story

I was extremely impressed with our new Prime Minister today, She kept to our overall strategy of self responsibility, keeping within our means and answered questions on struggles of today.

I congratulate her on not only completing her first PMQs with grace and dignity but also wiping the floor with Corbyn, who is certainly no match for May. I don't feel the need to describe what I saw with any graciousness. His inexperience was evident and he has brought it upon himself.

It's also satisying to see my great party united as I always said it would be, and seeing that all are signed up to making Brexit a success. It reminded me of one of my favourite stories about struggle and how it is not always a tragic notion. It confirms my belief that there is no light wthout dark, no lesson without failure and no confidence without endeavour.

Ahead are the real struggles we now face with terrorism growing and unbelievable upheavel across the globe, but that is why we must be grateful for the now and enjoy life with all it's ups and downs.

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.

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