If you are a religious person, you know every creation of God is beautiful. If you are confused about the existence of God, still you cannot deny the fact that mother nature has an artistic mind & given unique touch of exquisiteness in all of the elements.
In spite of all the positivity, sometimes we tend to fixate only on the negative sides of our lives.
“My job is not good enough” or “My nose is too big” or “My lips are thin” or “My boyfriend/husband has forgotten the anniversary”.
Give me a break!!
I mean, come on, none of these “negatives” are truly negative!
You still have a job, or a nose to breathe on your own or you can talk normally or you have a loved one beside you!
Still think these are not good enough?
Okay then….. I have a task for you. Go visit a hospital, sit in the waiting room & look at others around you. You don’t have to talk to them, just observe them and try to empathize.
What do you see?
People are sick, scared & in pain. Their problems are more real than yours.
Have you seen a person suffering from cancer or who is terminally ill?
All they want is to live more, to breathe some more and be with their loved ones. Nothing else!
Okay, back to our original topics.
Even if you are unhappy with your flaws or the negative sides of your lives, accept it. There is nothing else you can do about it other than accepting. It will make your life easier, Trust me!
Let me tell you my story….again.
I have had 2 surgeries on my shoulder to remove my ribs, muscles etc. [Check out my TOS story here]
From outside all you can see are 2 large scars near my shoulder. But let me tell you the real story behind the scars.
- The area around the scars hurts like hell even when I am wearing a shirt and the collar pokes around it.
- I still have some of the pain for which I had the operations in the 1st place.
- I have to be very careful while lifting weight/ carrying bags. A little more than “my normal” level and the pain becomes excruciating.
So when you look at me, all you will see are 2 large scars. But when I look at the mirror, I can see the battle, constant struggle, pain for the last 7 years and courage behind to endure it.
I still smile in spite of my pain and discomfort. I try to lead a normal life. That’s because after many years of denial, I have at last embraced my flaws.
I am not trying to make you feel better about yourself by sharing my story NOR I am writing about my troubles to gain your sympathy.
I am sharing because I want you to be inspired and motivated. If I can do it, you can too!
So what are YOU waiting for?
Take a deep breath, Smile and Move on!
Embrace you flaws!
And of course, Happy Women’s Day!
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Hey Martha! I am glad that you also feel this way 🙂
Thanks for the well-timed and inspirational post! I really fall into the comparison trap and I ALWAYS need this reminder to think of all the good things in my life, not the “bad” things. <3
Accepting those parts of ourselves which cannot be changed, is a big step of maturity.. I really appreciate your outlook!
and I will check out the giveaway…Thanks for letting me know! 🙂
Thanks for this inspirational post. It is sometimes VERY difficult not to compare myself to others, but I know that I am unique for a reason and perfectly fine the way I am! We all are 🙂 And my I ♥ Makeup giveaway is still open for entries! 🙂
Thank you so much Robin! It really means a lot… and I would not have been here today if I didn't get all of your support 🙂
You are a treasure and an inspiration to those of us who live with TOS-thank you for your encouragement today.