Why We Chose the Butterfly

The butterfly is very symbolic of the My Happy Haven experience.

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We transform

*Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.

*If you examine a butterfly according to the laws of aerodynamics it shouldn't be able to fly.  But the butterfly doesn't know that, so it flies.

*Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that.

*For a caterpillar to become a butterfly it must change.

*We are all butterflies waiting to happen.

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We turn something mundane into something beautiful

*Today a caterpillar – tomorrow a butterfly. Don’t lose hope because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

*Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over, it became a butterfly

*When you feel that you’re about to fail, it might actually be that you’re about to fly.

*Life is like a butterfly – You go through changes before you become something beautiful

* "It’s the end of the world," said the caterpillar. "It’s the beginning of the world," said the butterfly.

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We see the true beauty inside of her

*Never underestimate that power that is, and has always been within you.

*How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

*Don’t settle for being a caterpillar when you have butterfly potential. Allow God to transform you from the inside out.

*Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it.

*The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.

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We are never to underestimate the power that is, and has always been within her.

*Have you ever seen a butterfly crawl back into its cocoon and become a caterpillar? Don’t go backwards.

*Like a butterfly evolving, we must love each stage we pass through. Be not judgmental of yourself. You are becoming a wondrous butterfly.

*We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

*Like the butterfly, I have the strength and hope to believe, in time I will emerge from my cocoon ... transformed

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

*The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born. And, yet, the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one.