There is beauty in imperfection — in you, and all around you. And some of the most seemingly insignificant things can be reminders.
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Well, hey there. It’s Kristen, and welcome to Love Thyself: 30 Ways, 30 Days.
Today is our final day together in this series, and I just want to share with you a quick story about this ring that I wear. I’ve worn it every day for years. It’s on my left hand, but it is not a wedding band. It’s a ring that does have meaning to me personally, but it doesn’t signify that I’m married.
Some time ago, many years ago … I’ve had it for a very long time, but many years ago, I was walking out of a building and the door kind of rebounded back and actually hit against this ring so hard that it dented it, and it dented it pretty good.
I was really disappointed that this ring that I had loved so much and, you know, appreciated so much was dented and, in a way, kind of ruined. And I sat with that thinking for a little bit and then I changed the thought, or the thought came in, that enabled me to think differently about it, and that was that there’s beauty in imperfection. And I kept the ring that way. I didn’t get it fixed, I didn’t have that dent banged out, because I wanted it to remind me that there is beauty in imperfection.
And that’s the thought that I would like you to carry forward with you. I’d like you to see your own beauty, even if you think you’re imperfect. Every day, I would like for you to be able to recognize the beauty in you. There is so much beauty, there is so much love to offer, to give to yourself and to other people. I’d like you to focus on that. I’d like you to shift from … if I can, if I could wish anything for you, it would be to shift thinking from negative to loving, or from what doesn’t feel good to what does feel good about you and for you and about other people and for other people and in your connections with them.
So, there’s beauty all around us, if only we will look.
So, I ask you to look. I asked you to look for that beauty in you. It’s there. I know it’s there.
To look at the circumstances around you and find some beauty somewhere, no matter what’s happening.
To look at your relationships with other people and find the beauty, because it is there, too.
So, those are my thoughts for you for today. Thank you so much for joining. Thank you so much for being present during these past 30 days. I wish you much love and I hope you will continue the journey with me over at beinganddoingnow.com.
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I’m about to launch a podcast called Being and Doing Now, and I look forward to catching you there. Take care.