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The Caterpillar and The Butterfly

November 17, 2011

The difference between us and the caterpillar (see yesterdays) is that it doesn’t know that it will become a butterfly. It can’t have a dream or goal. It can’t prepare and hope for more. We can’t know for sure if we will become a butterfly, though we know we can if we try. That is where the hope and belief comes in. We can prepare ourselves so that we are ready when opportunity knocks. There is no point in preparing without hoping and believing. It’s up to us to grow wings and fly.

“The man who has stopped hoping has stopped living.” – unattributed

“If opportunity doesn’t knock build a door.” – Milton Berle

“Imagine if a bird was unaware that its wings enabled it to fly.” – The Rebbe

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