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Quote of the Week #80

FLYAWAY-2085I haven’t met many people who don’t enjoy butterflies. After all, what’s not to like? They are beautifully colored, fly gracefully, don’t kill things, have amazing life cycles and just generally bring a smile to your soul when you see one.

They start out as a tiny egg, hatch out, then eat, eat, eat, molt several times, make a chrysalis, and then, some days later, transform into a lovely butterfly–a sure symbol of something we all can use–HOPE.

So, this week’s quote:

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.

If you live locally to western North Carolina, please come out and join me THIS TUEDAY (April 18th) night at 7:30 for my first program –about butterflies and moths–with my new Meetup group, called Share Nature More. To learn more, or to sign up, click here.

If you don’t live locally I’m sorry I will miss you! You can click these links to see some amazing butterfly transformations (these will knock your socks off! )-a monarch here or a red-spotted purple here, or the emergence of a variegated fritillary here. Or if you want, check out 10 things you might not know about butterflies.

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Quote of the Week #51

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Did you know that it wasn’t until the year 2000 that all 50 states officially observed this holiday? Arizona, New Hampshire and Utah were the last to get on board even though President Ronald Reagan had signed this holiday into law in 1983.

I recently came across an article about MLK and was surprised by some of the things I learned… for instance, did you know his real name was Michael, not Martin but his father was inspired by the German theologian Martin Luther and so changed both his and his son’s name? Also, Martin Luther King Jr. skipped 9th and 11th grade and entered college when he was just 15, then graduated with a degree in sociology when he was 19. And lastly, King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 when he was just 35 years old–the youngest male ever to do so. Amazingly, he donated all of the Prize money to the Civil Rights movement. At that time that was $54,123 which today would be about $400,000.  (The youngest person ever to win that award was Malala Yousafzai who was just 17 when she won it in 2014.)

If you are interested, HERE are some more facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.

And here are 3 of my favorite quotes from this inspiring man:


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”


“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Do YOU have a favorite quote from Martin Luther King Jr? If so I’d love to hear it–use the comment box below to send me a note!

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