Friday, December 8, 2023

#MondayMotivation from Utibe Ayi: Keep Pushing

I was lost in my thoughts, frozen by the moment, all I could think about was how nothing seemed to work in my favour, I toiled so hard at work, yet my efforts were not even appreciated, this was the third time receiving a query in less than 7 months, I just wanted the ground to open up and close me with it.
At that moment, my eyes caught something that changed my life forever.  I saw a small hole appear in the cocoon of a caterpillar, it struggled so hard I felt pity for it, it reminded me of the time I gave birth to my princess, at the moment she was lying ill at the staff clinic, she had been battling with Acute Malaria.
 It pushed so hard I almost went to its aid, the more it struggled the less the hole opened, it seemed like effort in futility.  I stood transfixed at this scene as I was determined to see the end of it. The struggle became more intense, then suddenly the hole opened up a bit, this did not still stop the emerging butterfly from struggling. The butterflies believe had surpassed mine, in a twinkle of an eye the butterfly emerged with all its beauty.
The wings were so big and colorful, now I knew why this butterfly was so persistent, the world hadn’t felt its presence yet, I mean no flower would have known it ever existed. When the show was finally over I suddenly realized my life was just being dramatized by a butterfly, the difference between the both of us was persistent, consistency and believe.
Sometimes you need to struggle to really know your purpose and worth, don’t sit back sulking at your situation, make the most of it. Remember if you refuse to push out of the hole no one will ever know you existed.
  • Utibe Ayi

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