I was sitting at the nail salon the other day. (I am serious about manicures!)  I have a routine that puts me in the chair at least once every couple of weeks.  While I was there, I overheard another woman speaking about her mother coming to visit.  She was there to get a manicure before her mom arrived.  She went on to say that her mom was always perfect, in every way.  She was perfectly dressed, pressed, manicured, made up, you know how it goes.  After she listed her mother’s many attributes, she began to list her own FLAWS!  She started with her ears, then her hair, and the list kept growing.  As she was listing all these flaws and how she was working around them, I thought to myself, what if all these flaws are really what makes her beautiful?  What if the worst parts of us are really the best in us?

I know what you are thinking, now she’s really lost her mind!  How can our flaws possibly be our assets?  We all have these parts of us that we diligently try to disguise and eliminate.  We spend a lot of time and energy working through these flaws.  We judge ourselves because of these flaws.  We decide that these flaws makes us not good enough.

As sure as I am sitting here typing these words, I want you to know that these flaws are what makes us beautiful and human. Embracing these unique qualities makes you a whole person.  Who are you to let others tell you what is beautiful or perfect?  Start embracing what is your worst and seeing it as your most beautiful.  It will change you, I promise.♥

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