"There is nothing
in a caterpillar
that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly."
-- Margaret Fuller
New: Audio version
[Classic post from 4-27-15]
I think it is pretty much impossible to know who will do what brilliant act, dent the universe, create the next big thing. Every single person has the potential to rise to as high status or status of accomplishment as anyone else. It really comes down only to what their own desires are, and many times those desires are unspoken, or not even recognized by those potentials.
Often enough, things seem to happen by mistake that leads on to something special. Indeed, there are hundreds of products that were "discovered" by accident, that went on to become household names and staples in our lives.
Other times, people grow into things. Just like a caterpillar grows into a butterfly, what started as something different rises to a new level.
If only we could look at each other with all the respect, dignity and confidence that we would look at anyone who has changed the world and put a significant dent in the universe. If only we could see that potential in our children, or children's children, and every child we see, without trying to make them see it, but by simply having assured confidence in their own internal power to decide to use or not to decide to use it.
Celebrate The Butterfly In Everyone You Meet.
Spread Some Joy Today--by loving people for who they choose to be regardless of what we might think they could be.