Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Beauty in Imperfection

I have to admit, I have been feeling a little bit down the past couple weeks. I've been struggling to keep up with just about everything which only exacerbates the blues. Usually I turn to writing to find my way out. Not until now have I been able to reveal this imperfection of mine to all of you. Trust me, there are many other imperfections where that came from. I am perfectly imperfect!

In spite of the blues, I am the eternal optimist, the seeker of the silver lining, the lady looking for the lesson to be learned. So, where is the beauty in the blues?

There is beauty in feeling, in being able to feel. Finding my way through the feelings is a gift.

There is beauty in recognition. Being able to identify my feelings and accept them instead of dismissing, ignoring, or avoiding them is a huge step.

There is beauty in vulnerability. Talking about this, seeking support from my husband and dearest friends, and letting them help me takes courage.

There is beauty in knowing I am imperfect. We all are. It is what makes us human. It is what makes us each uniquely who we are.

Inspired to celebrate your "imperfections"? Visit Marvelous Kiddo where Leigh is giving away a Beauty in Imperfection ring by Barbara Polinsky. Enter to win here!


  1. I think it helps to admit we are not perfect, that we all have failings and turn to our friends for help when we are feeling down. I hope you turn the corner soon. Sending hugs your way.

  2. good things must be coming your way as all of life is opposites. it's so true that we cannot know the light without also knowing the darkness. hang in there, better days will come.

  3. I love this post! Thanks for spreading news about the giveaway, too :)


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