26 April 2011

# To see the bright side of the dark side!

As I was looking outside to enjoy the morning view, my eyes caught a sight of a butterfly trying desperately to escape through the glass door. It flew from left to right, up and down and then went back to the left again.

Of course, it was making no progress at all despite all the efforts. The irony is, there was a large opening just a few inches to the right! The opening was darker than the window because it was covered with blind that were tilted downwards to reduce the sunlight coming in.

A few hours later, I found it lying motionless on the floor. Only if it had ventured a little more to the "darker" side and stay away from the bright, shining window...I could not help but thinking, "what if we are in the same situation as the butterfly?"

Trying hard to escape through the closed window when the opening was right there. Are all the glitters, shines and bright light good for us? Or conversely, are there goodness in the seemingly dark side?I guess the only way to find out is to listen to both sides. Venture out of the obvious and try things differently. Evaluate the good and bad in every situation. And, do not forget to tell this to our kids too so that they do not end up like the butterfly in the window!

Copyright: Smart Parents Network

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