As I was walking across the sidewalk today, I saw this butterfly resting on the warm cement. It rested in one spot closing and opening it’s wings, as if it was enjoying the summer air. As I drew closer it did not move, it simply continued to open and close its wings. I snapped this shot to savor the contrast between the rough cement and the elegant wings. The beautiful blues and shades of black reminded me that sometimes you simply need to rest and share yourself with the world. You don’t have to hurry, or panic, or be frightened…simply do what you do best and let those around enjoy being part of your beauty. 

Savor who you are and what you have to offer the world, and never let anyone take that away from you. By being secure enough to know your value AND courageous enough to share it with the world that is when you truly get to shine. Being yourself in contrast to the rough elements of life is when your character becomes evident and the real you begins to shine through. 

Never underestimate the power of being you. I learned that today from a butterfly. This creature was simply being itself, and it stopped me in my tracks and inspired me to write this post….simply by being itself without fear.