Of course it is nice when life hands us things on a plate, preferably with a spoon and fork, maybe followed by dessert. But how would that make us stronger? Unless we experience the value of struggling, how can we realize our true potential? ♥ A kind man once came across the cocoon of a butterfly in his garden. He’d watch it from time to time. One day, he was delighted to see a tiny opening in the cocoon. As he watched, he saw the caterpillar struggle to force its body through the little hole. Then it stopped. It seemed as if it had given up after trying hard and couldn’t go any further. The man, feeling sorry for the soon-to-be butterfly, decided to help it. He took a pair of scissors and carefully snipped off the cocoon, to allow the butterfly to emerge, easily. However, the butterfly’s body was…

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