(When I read this post, I was reminded about the time I had miscarried a child. A friend called me, and after I told her what had happened, she couldn’t get off the phone fast enough. I’m not blaming her. She just probably hadn’t dealt with loss yet. Scars ... they hurt, but they sure teach you how to understand others)
• Reposting from @vduerstock:
I think this is my favorite pumpkin but maybe not for the reasons you’d think!
You see I almost decided against this one after he was cut from the vine after realizing he wasn’t dirty he had scars. And then I thought no actually it gives him character.
Not until this morning did I really stop to think about the lesson in this pumpkin here for me. See I’ve been digging in on some personality stuff again cause I just love and enjoy it and it helps me understand myself. And I read a chapter on perfectionism last night and recognized myself all through the consonants and vowels that were gathered there. Parts of me that I work hard to overcome and give back to God to fix yet keep coming back up when I least expect or want it. See perfectionism is an obstacle and will prevent any action for fear of making a mistake. But this pumpkin right here grabbed me again this morning and reminded me that I found his texture full of character because he wasn’t perfect!
Learning to embrace the scars and imperfections is my lifelong journey apparently but today I’m reminded that it makes me a real person with very real ways to encourage others who experience the same challenges. What a blessing to stand or sit next to someone and say “I’ve been there. You’re going to make it through this...” The truth is you can’t do that without a few scars of your own. .
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