The other morning my Champion and I were standing on our terrace looking out toward the Palisades Cliffs of New Jersey, discussing what we should do with the last day of our vacation.
Then out of nowhere a beautiful Monarch butterfly flew right in front of us!
For those of you who do not know me, I will tell you, I am that person that gets ridiculously excited every time I see a butterfly randomly cross my path!
So, as I silently gazed upon this butterfly in awe; suddenly there appeared another! Then, within just a few seconds another, …then another; as if someone had just released an entire colony of Monarch butterflies. There must have been at least 25 that flew right past us as we stood there smiling and shrieking, “…look, there’s another one!”
At one point my Champion went back inside, as I stayed back watching for more fluttering beauties to grace my morning.
So many thoughts came to me and I quickly found myself in my “heart” and out of my “head.” Suddenly, images appeared in my mind of the children in Pacific Grove, California marching in their yearly butterfly parade. To my friends and family that live or have ever lived there, you know exactly what I am talking about. The Annual Butterfly Parade was something that always put a smile on my face and in my heart.
Then I began to hear in my head Elton John’s song, “Someone Save my Life Tonight.”
“Sweet freedom whispered in my ear…
You’re a butterfly!
And butterflies are free to fly.
Fly away, high away…
Ah yes, sweet freedom… you’re a butterfly! At some point we should all be butterflies!
We get to gracefully dance around being the best versions of ourselves, happy, joyful and grateful for another opportunity to watch a sun rise and set. To look up each night and close our eyes while we wish upon a star and each month bathe our secrets in the light of the full moon.
We should allow ourselves to stand in awe as we observe the changing seasons, as each invite us to let go of what we no longer need and embrace change and new beginnings.
We all can make a difference in our lives and as we shift, we give others permission to do the same.
Be brave, live a joyful, exciting BIG life!
Until next time,
Watching for butterflies…