Once upon a time there were two worms; twin brothers in fact. Their names were Thomas and Peter. Even though they were twins, they saw things very differently.
Thomas would say, "Oh, here we go again; another day of crawling around on my belly eating leafs."
While his brother would say, "Oh, I am so blessed to have the ability to move and crawl across this delicious leaf today."
Every day would bring new challenges to the brothers and every day their attitudes remained the same.
"Hey, Brother Peter, don't go over in that area of the bush. There is a spider in there ready to have us for lunch."
"Hey Brother Thomas, did you see that beautiful web created by the spider in the bush over there? He is such a gifted artist."
And another time; "Brother Thomas, I was able to soothe and exfoliate my outer layer today in the mud created by that sprinkler. It was nice and thick and I feel so refreshed now."
Of course, Brother Peter's comment went something like this; "Today I got stuck in the mud under the rose trees. I had to use every muscle in every segment to squirm my way through all that sludge and slime. I feel so sore now."
So, together Peter and Thomas would go through their daily routines. Brother Thomas Worm viewed his circumstances in a negative, doubtful way while Brother Peter Worm always looked on the bright side of challenges and considered what he would learn.
Then one day Brother Thomas asked of his Brother Peter; "Have you been feeling well lately? I feel this need to crawl upon a branch, curl up and sleep. I feel depressed."
"Yes, Brother Thomas, I feel something too, but I do not feel it is depression. I feel like it will be a time of great meditation and change."
Within a few days, both twins had created for themselves a cocoon inspired by their inner wisdoms, and there they each spent the time alone rethinking what lay ahead for them. The time soon arrived for the cocoon to open up and the brothers to reemerge into the world.
"Brother Thomas, I see you! You look so beautiful. Wow! I have wings too. This is great. We can fly now and see the world!”
"Brother Peter...Brother...Is that you? Why did we have to go through this change? Now I just have new worries. The birds will for sure spot us now in all these bright colors. We won't survive a day..."
This time though, because he loved his brother and wanted him to have joy and help him overcome his fears, Brother Peter spoke up and encouraged Brother Thomas.
"Brother Thomas, you have wings...we can fly! Can't you see what a gift this is, even if we only possess it a short time? Look at your amazing colors and wingspan! I am so proud of you.”
"Oh Peter, my brother; you are an encouragement to me and I am thankful. Help me to see that the flowers are half full of nectar instead of half empty because the bees were there first. I want to believe."
"Well, Brother Thomas, I see your "wings of hope" and because of your humbleness and your willingness to learn, I just know we will find a field full of sunflowers in which to live out our days."
So the Brother Butterflys spread their wings, faithfully accepting their new life and Brother Thomas would begin to see things differently for the first time, no longer held down by his negative attitude and doubt. A new world was opened up and his fears disappeared like a summer shower retreating into the desert sky. Brother Peter and Brother Thomas lived happily ever after rejoicing in their supply of nectar.
Psalm 118:24 "This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
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