Definition of flaw:
1a :a defect in physical structure or form
b :an imperfection or weakness and especially one that detracts from the whole or hinders effectiveness
Ah flaws, we all have them; nobody wants them, but we have them. I find it hard to admit that I have many many flaws. There are the physical flaws that people can see. And then there are the flaws that are not so obvious. As human beings we focus so much on seeing the flaws in other people, we often miss the good things. And this is even in ourselves; we see the bad before we see the good.
The older I have become, the more comfortable I am with the physical flaws like stretch marks & cellulite. If you follow me on Instagram (@brettrobson), you may think I am obssessed with my body. I do workout at least 4 times a week, but that is mostly fueled by my need to be healthy, but also my need to sleep well at night. Having my body look good is a bonus. I used to let my physical flaws bother me, but now I am so comfortable with them. I put on a swimsuit with my buns out like there’s no tomorrow! I grew up feeling inferior next to other girls because of my stretch marks. And now, I embrace them.
It’s the somewhat hidden imperfections that bother me the most. Personality traits that give my family reason to call me cold. The fact that I can go from zero to three thousand & explode with anger. My short memory. These are just a few of my hidden flaws that bother me. It’s funny how even though other people can’t see them, I know they’re there; & that’s probably why they bother me as much as they do.
Diesel is encouraging us to embrace our flaws & I really like that message. Easier said than done but still a good message. I hope I can embrace it all a little more & truly live in peace with my flaws & imperfections. What are the flaws or imperfections you struggle to deal with?
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