There are three important lessons I have taken from the childhood literary classic, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar:
ONE: I just need to eat a lot and then have a nap and I will emerge a pretty butterfly
TWO: It doesn’t matter what sort of food I eat, or the nutritional value it holds, I will emerge a pretty butterfly.
THREE: Sure, food waste, pollution and proper disposal of garbage is an issue. And people around the world are starving — but I can nibble just one small hole through a piece of food and move on to the next piece of food. Why? BECAUSE I WILL EMERGE A PRETTY BUTTERFLY.