“Cracks make a person beautiful. Don’t waste time trying to fill them in, smooth them out, or pretend they aren’t there. Everyone around can see them clearly. Accept them, own them, and wear them with pride because they are unique and beautiful and no two are ever the same.” …Dawn G
That was my Facebook status a couple of months ago after seeing the quote below by Leonard Cohen.
All of the experiences we have are the sum total of who we are as individuals. The ability to see joys, blessings, and happiness is usually borne of great pain somewhere along our journey. Our failures, losses, and struggles make us wiser, stronger, and more empathetic. Those ‘cracks’ give us perspective in our lives and add nuances to our personality that nobody else can experience.
In other words, our imperfections make us uniquely beautiful. All we need to do is stand in the sunshine of self acceptance and let the light shine through.