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A butterfly landing :)

I was sitting outside the hospital on the phone with my mom when a beautiful butterfly landed on my knee. I thought nothing of it but marveled at the chance that it chose my knee versus anything else to take a rest on.

Throughout the day, I wondered what it meant to have a butterfly land on you. I'm not a spiritual person, however, this past year has been one of the most trying and toughest time of my life.

I was on clinical rotations and constantly moving around, and to top it off, the love of my life broke off our relationship and moved six hours away. And my grandfather suddenly passed away, amidst all the chaos in my life.

I've spent the past couple of months constantly toying with my breaking points. I needed one good thing to happen, just one thing to go right in life.

I looked up the meaning of having a butterfly land on you, and it could symbolize either:

  1. My grandfather paying me a visit and reassuring me everything will be OK
  2. Fortune is coming my way (according to Chinese tradition)
  3. A rebirth of some sort is about to happen.

Either way, I know my life will be changing for the better from now on :)

Thank you

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Feb 28, 2015
Sitting On My Shoulder
by: Sally

Hi, I am Sally the owner of Back in January I received the following submission to butterfly pictures page. I did not want to ignore it, but it was too short to publish as content piece.

So I am publishing this as a comment on butterfly landings. Thank you Illa Gaitskill from Cape Town, South Africa.


Sitting on my shoulder...

I was walking home from college today And all of a sudden a butterfly comes and sits on my shoulders. Not for a few seconds but for at least 10 minutes, even while I was walking (strong wind too) . Then eventually he flew away : ) how sweet

Illa Gaitskill

cape town, South Africa

Oct 22, 2012
Looking for meaning...
by: Anonymous

I was at a professional Football game where there were over 50,000 attendees. Somehow a butterfly decided to land right on my hand as I was looking up some information on my phone.

Reacting before thinking, I blew it off. Now as I sit and have more time to reflect upon it and see what you shared it really was a special event for me.

Thank you for sharing your experience and I look forward to better days for you and me.


Sep 19, 2010
Coming From Your Heart
by: Sally Stoneking

Thank you for sharing your story with us. It is awesome to hear about experiences that come from the heart.

I love butterflies. Their flight is naturally fanciful and intriguing. I had one land on my shoulder while walking in the park once.

My friends said it was a sign of a pure spirit. It was a Monarch Butterfly which made the landing even more exciting.

I've read that Mourning Butterflies landing on you means you are in transition. Look for a big change coming your way.

Your story is awesome,

Thank you

Sally Stoneking

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