Thought for the Day..... - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by bd(ca) on October 23, 2000 at 13:00:09:

Amen to that!

Thought for the Day… - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by Ed Garcia on October 22, 2000 at 11:18:09:

Thought for the day?.

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly, he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened!

In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening was nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life.

If destiny allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly.

Author: Unknown

Ed Garcia

Re: Thought for the Day… - Posted by Bob Johnson

Posted by Bob Johnson on December 25, 2000 at 16:31:00:

Reminds me of the old Klingon saying,

“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger!”

Re: Thought for the Day… - Posted by Dave_rei3

Posted by Dave_rei3 on October 22, 2000 at 17:27:24:

Good point…

…and yet another reason for us to all vote Republican come election day.

Thanks for the political commentary Ed (smile).

Best Regards

Re: Thought for the Day… - Posted by Bobby

Posted by Bobby on October 22, 2000 at 13:31:11:

Hi Ed,

We must be like the stocks of wheat in the fields…when the storm comes and winds blow…we must bend with the wind…for if we fight the power of the wind we lose or snap in two…if we bend with the problems in life, and in real estate investing, we will win in the end and become stronger for it…like the stock of wheat in the field…when the storm is over and the winds are gone…the wheat again stands up straight and stronger…and bask in it’s glory as the warm sun shines on it.

Zen by Bobby