Flaws and Good Intentions

Blog Post created by Dancingthrulife_6.4.13 on Sep 16, 2016

~~I like flaws and are most comfortable around those who have them.  I, myself, am made up entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.~~ Unknown

I am far from perfect.  And I like that about myself.  I don't strive to "be good".  I didn't quit smoking to enhance my personal perfection.  I don't come here to say "Look what I did so you can do it too!"

My flaws are my saving grace.  They are comfortable and familiar and entirely who I am. 

And you know what?  it wasn't until I learned how to embrace those pesky little flaws that I was able to quit smoking.  Not because I could "slip" and get away with it, but because I could let those past "failures" be part of my growth rather than part of my downfall.  Every mistake I have made in life has brought me to this point and time.  So I could choose to beat myself up for being "stupid", "ignorant", and "flawed" or I could choose to believe that mistakes are learning opportunities.  Mistakes are part of life.  Mistakes are simply ways that didn't work.

I am flawed.  Flaws teach, flaws challenge, and flaws enhance.  I didn't want to smoke anymore when I quit this final time.  Because smoking was a flaw I wanted to let go of.  But I didn't beat myself up for years of smoking.  I let it go.  I didn't regret all those wasted years.  I let them go.  Because it is in letting go that you can heal.  It's in letting go that you can grow.  And it's in letting go that you can live freely.

So I have flaws.  Some of them I work on.  Some of them I simply smile at.  And all of them make me who I am today just as much as the good parts of me do. 

Don't let your flaws hold you to addiction.  Don't let your flaws create shame, humiliation, or negativity in your life.  Fix what you feel you need to, let go of those things you can't fix, and embrace all of you because you are perfect in your imperfections.  I like you just the way you are :)