"Lessons From the Butterfly"

Once upon a time, a man found a cocoon of a butterfly.


One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

Until it suddenly stopped making any progress and looked like it was stuck.


So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and cut the remaining part of the cocoon.


The butterfly then emerged easily, although it had a swollen body and small wrinkled wings.


The man continued to watch the butterfly, expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge and expand enough to support the body.

But that didn’t happen.The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around. It was never able to fly.


Despite his kindness, the man did not understand one thing...


The struggle required by the butterfly to get through the small opening was a way of forcing the fluid from the body of the butterfly into the wings.

To prepare itself for flying, once it was out of the cocoon. 


Moral of the story:


"Our struggles in life develop our strengths. Without struggles, we never grow and never get stronger".


Difficult words:

Struggled (to try hard to do something that you find very difficult)

Ex: He struggled a little at first, but he reads well now.

Stuck (unable to move, or set in a particular position, place, or way of thinking)

Ex: This door seems to be stuck - can you help me push it open? 

Swollen (larger than usual)

Ex: She was looking very upset, with her eyes red and swollen.

Wrinkled (having small lines because of old age)

Ex: He has a wrinkled face

Crawling around (to move slowly or with difficulty)

Ex: The child is crawling across the floor

Translation into Portuguese

Título da história: Lições da borboleta

Era uma vez, um homem encontrou um casulo de uma borboleta.

Um dia apareceu uma pequena abertura. Ele se sentou e observou a borboleta por várias horas enquanto ela lutava para forçar seu corpo através daquele pequeno buraco.

Até que de repente parou de fazer qualquer progresso e parecia que estava presa.
Então o homem decidiu ajudar a borboleta. Ele pegou uma tesoura e cortou o restante do casulo. A borboleta então emergiu facilmente, embora tivesse um corpo inchado e pequenas asas enrugadas.

O homem continuou a observar a borboleta, esperando que a qualquer minuto as asas se alargassem e se expandissem o suficiente para suportar o corpo.

Mas isso não aconteceu. A borboleta passou o resto de sua vida rastejando. Nunca foi capaz de voar. Apesar de sua gentileza, o homem não entendia nada ...

A luta exigida pela borboleta para passar pela pequena abertura era uma forma de forçar o fluido do corpo da borboleta para as asas. Para se preparar para voar, uma vez que estivesse fora do casulo.

Moral da história: Nossas lutas na vida desenvolvem nossas forças. Sem lutas, nunca crescemos e nunca ficamos mais fortes.


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