While catching up on hand washing 2 days of dishes because of a broken dishwasher and listening to my Hilary Weeks Station on Pandora, Julie Yardley's song "You Can Change" really brought a message unto my heart. I knew how to summarize the goal I have been working on in order to help me hold onto hope (my 2014 yearly goal). In the chorus Yardley sings:
"wrap your mistakes in a Cacoon and emerge a butterfly."
This year I was diagnosed with ADHD and began to constantly question my past and present actions and things I have said to people. I have been asking myself "if there is something so wrong with my brain, how many things have I done wrong that I didn't even know about, especially how many other people have I inadvertently hurt or offended in some way?" The last few weeks I have finally started to come to terms with this ADHD challenge, accept it as part of my life, and move on from the worries about my past.
I am learning that I cannot be one the beautiful butterfly I am meant to be without first living in Cacoon of many mistakes and weaknesses, but someday I really will be able to emerge from that Cacoon and emerge a butterfly.
What mistakes can we wrap in a Cacoon today?