Day 38 – Butterflies

I saw a monarch butterfly this morning. They were flying past the window, a fair distance away from the house, just circling on the morning air. I have seen several of these little critters over the course of the season. Maybe it’s just because I have found the time to notice them, but I feel like this is the year that there are more butterflies than ever.

I see one most mornings when I walk to work. Today being my day off, I still see them wandering around in the yard. They hop from flower to flower, from bush to bush just hanging out like they don’t have a care in the world. But they lead difficult lives these creatures do.

They have to avoid humans for one. I know that sometimes little children become fascinated by pretty little creatures, so they catch them in small jars or containers from the Dollarama to put by their windowsills. It’s really quite sad. Then there are the dogs and cats and birds who could potential have a butterfly salad with their main courses.

No, I wouldn’t want to be a butterfly.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t admire them from afar. These critters work so hard to survive on a day to day basis. I can only imagine the stress that can put on an insect no bigger than you picky finger. Just imagine what it would do to you!

Butterflies are the little angels of nature that visit us. Personally, I believe they send messages. They are sent to bring joy to those who need it. Just the other day a monarch butterfly flew right by my face without warning. I don’t remember exactly what I was thinking in the moments before it dived my way, but it just goes to show how it didn’t matter. The butterfly, though unintentionally, distracted me from my mind and brought me back to the land of the living.

Butterflies do a lot more than they think, but we won’t let them know about the overtime they put in. It might make them go crazy 😉

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