25 Lessons Only a Butterfly Can Teach Us


1. If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
2. For a caterpillar to become a butterfly it must change.
3. We are all butterflies waiting to happen.
4. Today a caterpillar – tomorrow a butterfly. Don’t lose hope because you never know what tomorrow will bring.
5. Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over, it became a butterfly.
6. When you feel that you’re about to fail, it might actually be that you’re about to fly.
7. No one can do it for you, choose to use your wings.
8. Life is like a butterfly – You go through changes before you become something beautiful.
9. “It’s the ends of the world,” said the caterpillar. “It’s the beginning of the world,” said the butterfly.
10. There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
11. Never underestimate that power that is, and has always been within you.
12. How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
13. Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that.
14. Don’t settle for being a caterpillar when you have butterfly potential. Allow God to transform you from the inside out.
15. Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it.
16. The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.
17. After every storm there comes clear, open skies.
18. Have you ever seen a butterfly crawl back into its cocoon and become a caterpillar? Don’t go backwards.
19. Like a butterfly evolving, we must love each stage we pass through. Be not judgmental of yourself. You are becoming a wondrous butterfly.
20. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
21. Just like the butterfly, I, too, will awaken in my own time.
22. Pass through each stage of your life with attention.
23. Like the butterfly, I have the strength and hope to believe, in time I will emerge from my cocoon … transformed.
24. The butterfly counts not the months but the moments, and has time enough.
25. The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born. And, yet, the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one.

34 thoughts on “25 Lessons Only a Butterfly Can Teach Us

    1. Marty … I’m so glad you loved it!!! Butterflies are such an important reminder that things will change … We are ALL butterflies waiting to happen. New creations!

  1. on april 17th 2005 I wrote “Just as a caterpillar changes into a butterfly, so shall I change you” in my bible after feeling this being spoken to me. I tucked that bible away for years. Today I opened it and saw what I had written and forgotten about. I realized that for the past 8 years 7 mos and 1 day I had known what was coming yet I was oblivious and possibly resistant to the calling. Thank you for this post. I did find some very very awesome lessons on here.

  2. 24. The butterfly counts not the months but the moments, and has time enough.

    We should all be like this! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  3. What an inspirational collection of wisdom! My friend is interested in using #18 in her book about living with chronic conditions. Are you the original source?

      1. Thanks for your kind reply. I did some digging, but couldn’t find anything definitive. Any chance you could share your research so we can pass along the wisdom with respect to its source?

      2. It would be wonderful to learn the original source of this quote. I haven’t been able to track it down. Any leads would be appreciated! Please help us give credit where credit is due πŸ˜‰

      3. I wish I could recall where I found that quote – Have you tried googling the quote to see if a name pops up? Again, wish I could recall. When I do research for my blog, I get quotes from tons of places. God bless and let me know if you do find out who wrote that particular quote πŸ™‚ Have a beautiful day!

      4. lol ~ Of course I tried Google! With many variations and keywords and with and without quote marks… pestering you was a last ditch effort. I guess we won’t be able to print it since we can’t properly attribute it. Thanks anyway. Wishing you all the best πŸ˜‰

      1. That would be awesome! Go team! I found the names “TourΓ© Roberts” (who is a motivational speaker, so a good possibility) and Eric Bellinger (someone who tweeted the quote, I think β€”Β I’m no expert on Twitter). Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your help!!

      2. LOL, well, #3 is mine, so we know who wrote that quote …. Te he …. Man, this is tough. I can’t believe we can’t find it anywhere. I believe (if I’m not mistaken) that I saw this on a sticker … Grrrr … If anyone else out there happens to read this thread of comments, please let us know if you know who wrote that quote. xo

  4. Thank you for this post..it’s brought a new revelation into my life where I have to embrace a new perspective to my life-positive attitude…blessings to you

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