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Opening Our Eyes To Reminders

the importance of reminders from the universeGlenda K. Harrison can be found sharing over on her site of the same name. This post was originally featured there. 

I can remember a day, back when I was a young girl playing with my puppy, Sailor, in our backyard. I can clearly recall the moment a Monarch butterfly landed on my shoulder. The butterfly sat unabashed for several seconds before Sailor took notice, barked, and scared the creature away. I watched it flutter off with a huge smile. I experienced the wonder of it.

Decades later, I have developed a special relationship with the butterfly, and often find myself reminiscing about that day. Whenever a butterfly crosses my path it seems that something I’ve hoped for comes into fruition – a gentle confirmation to a prayer, or a reminder to use my wings.

Just days ago, while finishing up my morning massage, I found myself in need of a confirmation. ‘What do I do next?’ I wondered. As I finished jotting my entries into my journal, I closed my book, and went on about my day. Later that afternoon, I decided to leave early to retrieve my youngest from school. At first my intentions were to use this extra time to answer emails. However, I felt exhausted from always having my eyes focused on a computer screen or device. So I decided to close my eyes. Within moments, a gentle breeze swept across my face – as if it was trying to tell me something important. I opened my eyes, and in that instant, a Monarch fluttered pass my windshield. I smiled. I now had the answer – ‘Continue to fly and use your gifts.’

If I had used the time to keep my eyes focused on my device, or had fallen asleep, I would not have seen this glorious butterfly – my confirmation. Often times the answers we seek are not hidden, but are in plain sight. All you have to do is Open Your Eyes.

Believe in you, Glenda

Glenda K. Harrison

From the runway to your personal closet, be it advice on the proper attire, or suggestions on how to live life to the fullest, readers throughout the world are being inspired by connecting to “So What to Twenty”, a style blog by creator, author, and freelance style contributor, Glenda K. Harrison, graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with a degree in Marketing and Merchandising. Although fashion and style are important to her, Harrison's real passion is reminding others of the importance of self-love and using one's God-given gifts and talents. Her blog inspires readers to view fashion as an all-encompassing vehicle and encourages women to explore their personal gifts, style, power, and, most importantly, inner beauty. Harrison has been quoted saying, "I view my clothing as the cast of characters in my life, and together we tell the story of Glenda." The death of her mother spurred Harrison to launch A Daughter's Heart in 2008, a cancer support service that partnered with hospitals to provide love and support to women undergoing cancer treatment. She put aside that work to focus on her lifelong dream of touching lives through her writing and her passionate point of view on the subject of style. Harrison has authored an inspirational memoir titled, A Place Called Peace, and, True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface. Both available on CreateSpace eStore and Amazon.

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Monday 6th of June 2016

I totally believe in affirmations. I love this story. It's so powerful. Butterflies hold such special meaning. You are so right, you have to look up and make sure you see it!

Kathy @ SMART Living

Monday 6th of June 2016

Hi Glenda! Thank you for the sweet reminder in this post. It also reminds me of that great saying "Look up" these days because so many people (me included sometimes) have our noses attached to our cell phones or computers and if we aren't careful we will miss those very special messages in front of us. I'm going to keep my eyes open today--I promise! ~Kathy

Barbara Hammond

Monday 6th of June 2016

I love this, Glenda, and I'm a big fan of 'signs' and Monarchs! We live in the migratory path of the Monarchs and when they are passing through it is the most amazing sight you can imagine. They float together in clouds, it seems, and are not at all fearful of people. It's like a fantasy that lasts about two weeks. b


Monday 6th of June 2016

I can only imagine how magical this sight must be!


Monday 6th of June 2016

Amen! Whether the answers are in front of us or inside us, we just have to pay attention and they are revealed, right?


Monday 6th of June 2016

Absolutely right, Roxanne! I think with the worlds obsession with technology and social media, it becomes even harder to quiet ourselves to hear or see the answers.

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