The other day I was leaving the store after doing some grocery shopping. I started walking towards my car with my shopping cart.
I parked my shopping cart next to the trunk of my car so that I could unload my groceries.
As I walked around to the passenger side to fit some other groceries inside, I noticed a fairly large scratch on my car.
I am one of those people that thinks of their car as one of their babies. I have had this car for quite a while, and it has been my favorite car so far that I have owned.
When I first bought my car, I was so paranoid that I would get it scratched, dented, or even worse…
I took great measures to make sure that I kept my car in great condition. I think that most of us try our very hardest to preserve our new things.
Time Went On
As time passed, I started noticing that my car received several scratches and even a dent or two. It is inevitable, especially as the car ages.
I started to relax a little more as time went on. I knew that my car would not be in perfect condition forever. The car is being used and is bound to encounter some bumps and bruises along the way.
Despite these scratches, my car was still able to get me from Point A to Point B. I still enjoyed my car as much as I always had. Sure, some scratches were there, but my car was still my car!
All of a sudden, the wheels started turning in my brain. Being the deep thinker that I am, I realized that this very realization can be applied to people!
Often, we are self-conscious and hard on ourselves. We may be ashamed of our flaws and imperfections.
We may overanalyze our scratches and dents. As human beings, perfection is not possible. As we go through life, we are going to get a little bruised now and then.
Try not to be so hard on yourself. Easier said than done, but we all carry scars and whether we want them to or not, they make up who we are.
Like a car that is bound to get scratched and damaged over the years, we will also have these markings.
Every day we can strive to be okay with these parts of us. We can try to embrace our journey and the life that we have been given. No scar makes you any less worthy. Embrace your beautiful self!