I read an article which talked about a firefly and a butterfly. The point of it was that everyone loves the butterfly because it is outwardly beautiful; the colors, the patterns, the way it floats in the air, they get all the attention. The firefly on the other hand is more non-descript, not very recognizable, especially during the day. But at night, in the dark, you see the beauty of the firefly as it lights up the night. The firefly's beauty is on the inside and it chooses when to show it.
The beauty of the firefly can only be seen in the dark. The beauty of stars can only be seen in the dark.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Getting cancer a 4th time has brought me into the dark and sometimes still does but it's through adversity that we learn to shine. Like the firefly, the true beauty of who you are is on the inside and sometimes it takes the darkness to reveal your light.