Do you love butterflies as much as I do? I often watch one flitter around me, hoping it will land nearby, so I can take a closer look at it in all its fragile beauty.

The butterfly is known as a symbol of transformation, due to its amazing metamorphosis from egg to larvae, to pupa and then emerging from the cocoon as a glorious butterfly.

Although they only live for 2 to 4 weeks, Butterflies embrace rapid and complete change during this time. Imagine how you would feel if your life changed so much, you were unrecognisable.

Some people display or wear a butterfly as a symbol of personal growth, to remind themselves and others that they are growing and evolving into the person they were born to be.

Other symbolic meanings for the Butterfly include: Expression, Grace, Elegance, Rebirth, Letting go of the past, Lightness, Transition and Celebration.

For this reason, we’ve chosen to include the Butterfly in the graphics for Seize The Day Project.