This past year while on a hike through Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, New York the beauty of this butterfly caught our eye from a distance. As we approached it was apparent that it was determined to free itself from the firm grip of the mud. Observing for a bit as the clutch of the mud restrained it we cheered for it to break free—a few times it fluttered, but was unable to pull itself from the unyielding hold.
This butterfly is symbolic of struggles we often face in life…feeling as if life has a firm grip and as we fight to break free we become even more trapped.
We all have a story where we have been resilient in our life. Share in a comment: What is your story? How did you rise above? What would you have done if you encountered this butterfly?