Everyone marvels at how the
in The Ugly Duckling story
becomes a beautiful swan.
But it happens only after the duckling
experiences rejection and abandonment.
Most of us can identify
with the duckling’s pain
because we’ve all felt ugly at times,
and we’ve experienced rejection.
But here’s the catch.
The little duckling was never ugly at all.
He was always beautiful,
but no one noticed.
No one took the time to notice
because they were too busy focusing on
what the duckling was NOT…….ugly,
on what they thought him to be….ugly.
The good news is that in time
the duckling became what he always was….
a beautiful swan.
The beauty was there all the time,
hidden under ridicule and criticism.
The story encourages us to look beyond
who a person appears to be
and see what lies within,
because what lies within is….beauty.
If we believe it’s there
and look for it,
we’ll find it.
So, the next time you feel ugly,
remember the ugly duckling.