Here are a few proverbs and quotes I collected. You might want to pick the one that resonates the most with you when you think of your daughter and give her a handwritten card together with a piece of butterfly jewelry.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.
If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
Live your life like a butterfly. Take a rest sometimes, but never forget to fly.
Until you spread your wings, you’ll never know how far you can fly.
Life is not about having and getting. It’s about being and becoming.
When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been.
But she had wings.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
—Henry David Thoreau
And here’s a nice poem to say good night to a little child:
With a butterfly kiss
and a ladybug hug,
sleep tight, little one,
like a bug in a rug.