Perfect Imperfections

perfect imperfections

I think everyone has something about themselves that they don’t like.  I, for one, would have liked to have been taller.  The truth is that some things can be changed, while others just can’t.  I can wear high heels, so I guess I can “disguise” what I want to change.  Other ways of disguising things we don’t like about ourselves would include:  make-up, dying your hair, wearing a wig or toupee, wearing contact lenses instead of glasses, having your teeth capped, correcting your teeth with braces, etc.  If you are unhappy with your appearance, can you change it?

If it can be changed, ask yourself, does it interfere with your day-to-day life?  Do you need to lose weight in order to live a better life?  If you can correct the problem through cosmetic surgery, will it improve your quality of life?   Is the effort or surgery worth the risks and/or the cost?

If it can’t be changed, or you choose not to change it, what should you do?  When someone is born blind, their other senses develop to over-compensate for the lack of sight.  If someone loses their ability to use a part of their body, often they develop ways to use other parts of their body to accomplish tasks.  The point is, if you can’t change something, improve something else.  Develop your personality, improve on other abilities, compensate for what you feel you can’t change by concentrating on something you can change.
http://www.theresadodaro.com   Author of The Tin Box Trilogy

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