Always remember you are a unique person in every way. You have special things about you that make you different from anyone else. Be proud of who you are but never be afraid to improve to get what you want!
A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One pot had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect for which it was made.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream.
“I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.”
The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path.
Every day while we walk back, you’ve watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.”
The moral of this story is that each of us has been born perfect. Endowed by our creator with a unique function and purpose to achieve in this lifetime. Unfortunately, when we examine ourselves in a mirror, what we see is a body that is flawed. Just not good enough when compared to what the media tells us is perfect. We look at our lives and our achievements, but instead of celebrating, we lament the things we didn’t accomplish and the failures we endured. We forget that we are human.
So do this: Enjoy life’s journey. Live this day as if it were your last. Love with all your heart and soul and most of all…remember your perfection.
To the perfect you,
One of My Favorite Quotes:
“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself”. ~Mark Twain