An interesting quote and encouragement:
By dog
10/11/2013 4:04:26 PM
Keep Walking, and Give Time a Chance
Virginia H. Pearce
"The indra swallowtail butterfly is one of nature’s most spectacular specimens. Laboratory scientists have carefully chronicled its life cycle. An egg is laid at just the right spot on the food plant. Within five days it hatches and grows into a black caterpillar with yellow-orange dots. When mature, the caterpillar creates its own chrysalis. Most emerge after two years. But some—and this is the interesting observation—have been known to remain in the chrysalis for up to seven years. Then, unexpectedly, within a few short hours the once-spotted caterpillar emerges as a gorgeous black butterfly and takes flight.

"Did this caterpillar become a butterfly in a few short hours or in seven years?

"Observers who understand indra swallowtail growth are willing to patiently continue their work and give time a chance. Those who understand their own personal growth patiently continue to pray, do their daily work, and give time a chance." -- end of quote --

Well, it's more like seventy years for me, but I'm going to keep trying, and no matter how many times I get discouraged and "give up", I'm never going to give up for good. Maybe then I'll become a beautiful butterfly, or better yet, a handsome prince : ) : ) : )


"Dog, I believe in you. Keep on truckin' and don't give up. :)"
posted at 16:28:02 on October 11, 2013 by Anonymous
Moving my feet    
"That reminded me about trusting the Lord. I just keep moviing me feet and allow him too direct my path. It's a better plan than the one I use to have. you know the one where you think you know something, and then you crash. LOL

It's the little things and the daily grace that yield the biggest difference in our lives. Never, never, never give up!

You are awesome Dog... You handsome prince you... :)"
posted at 16:52:50 on October 11, 2013 by angelmom
"You're one of my favorite dudes on here. I often mean to respond but then don't. Sometimes the best posts are the most difficult to respond to. Like Maddy's Shakespeare blog. Hmm... Anyway, be it known I sure like a lot of the stuff you say."
posted at 19:12:36 on October 11, 2013 by they_speak
Thanks for all your encouragement    
"and that's what I've always felt this site is about. Being each other's cheering section.

Thanks for your kind comments. Anonymous, I will definitely keep on truckin', and AngelMom, I will just keep moving my feet and They Speak, I will continue blogging and responding and hope that at least some of it makes sense : )"
posted at 11:36:39 on October 12, 2013 by dog

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"Freedom from your transgression will come through sincere faith, true repentance, willing obedience, and the giving of self. Why the giving of self? Because selfishness is at the root of your problem. Where selfishness and transgression flourish, the Spirit of the Lord can’t enter your life to bless you. To succeed, you must conquer your selfishness. When your beacon is focused on self, it does little more than blind your vision. When turned outward through acts of kindness and love, it will light your path to happiness and peace. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990