02 Jul Happiness is loving your body, imperfections and all!
Here’s an interesting happiness related article from the Huffington Post…
by Kristen Houghton
While some people rely on road maps or a GPS system, I rely on landmarks to get me where I’m going. It’s always been like that for me. When I was dating my husband-to-be he gave explicit directions on how to get to his house.
“You’ll be on south 80 then you’re going to turn onto west 21 and go … ” I interrupted him to ask what landmarks I should look for; gas stations, buildings, etc. Having the visual is what I need I told him.
The same approach can apply to physical imperfections. They are the landmarks of living a life. We all desire to be flawless and while there is nothing wrong in wanting to look the best we can, I have to say that I like my flaws. They tell me where I’ve been and how I’ve lived.
A scar that begins at my navel and travels downward is a memory of becoming a mother of twin girls during an emergency C-section. The tiny scar on my nose is a flaw that tells me the MOHS surgery I had for skin cancer was successful. My life isn’t flawless and neither am I, which is good.
A colleague of mine who has visible laugh lines shuns any thoughts of Botox. She says she likes her lines because they show she has laughed quite a lot in her 42 years. That, she says, means I’ve enjoyed life. Another friend tells me she wouldn’t trade her imperfect nose because it is a distinctive reminder of her heritage and who she is.
But there is a stigma attached to not being perfect…
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