Rose and Fairy

Says a meaningful fable, of a young orphaned girl with no
other family and no one to love her. One day, feeling
very sad and lonely, she was walking through a meadow
when she noticed a small butterfly caught in a rose
bush. The more the butterfly struggled to free itself,
the deeper the thorns cut into its fragile body. The
young orphan girl carefully released the butterfly from
its captivity. Instead of flying away, the butterfly
changed into a beautiful fairy. The young girl rubbed
her eyes in disbelief. "For your wonderful kindness,"
the good fairy said to the girl, "I will grant you any
wish you would like."The little girl thought for a
moment and then replied, "I want to be happy!" The
fairy said, "Very well," and leaned over and whispered
something in her ear. Then the good fairy vanished.

As the little girl grew up, there was no one in the land
as happy as she. Everyone asked her the secret of her
happiness. She would only smile and answer, "The
secret of my true happiness is that I listened to a
good fairy when I was a little girl." When she was
very old and on her deathbed, the neighbors all rallied
around her, fearing the fabulous secret of happiness
would die with her. "Tell us, please," they begged.
"Tell us what the good fairy said." The lovely old
woman simply smiled and said, "She told me that
everyone, no matter how secure they seemed, no
matter how old or young, how rich or poor,
had need of me."

Animated butterflyAuthor UnknownAnimated Butterfly

Rose and Cherubs Never pass a rose,
or a thorn.
No telling what
you may find.

~ Janet Boyd aka Bee Spit ~


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