Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Butterfly Project

I recently heard of an idea called "The Butterfly Project". This is a tool that can be used to help those that suffer with self-injury.

The Rules are:
1. When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker, pen, or sharpies and draw a butterfly on your arm or hand.

2. Name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better.

3. You must let the butterfly fade naturally. NO scrubbing it off.

4. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, you've killed it. If you dont cut, it lives.

5. If you have more than one butterfly, cutting kills all of them.

6. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them.

7. Even if you don't cut, feel free to draw a butterfly anyways, to show your support. If you do this, name it after someone you know that cuts or is suffering right now, and tell them. It could help. =]

But then I got to thinking and I think this should be for more than just the cutters. So I've decided that anytime I need to keep a friend in my thoughts, I will draw a butterfly and name it after them. Good idea, right? I think so.

My pal mitch is quite suicidal :(
and my bestie Lily is just having horrible luck lately with stupid boys.