Dazzling Because Of Imperfections

I received this quote via email from Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project Blog, Moment of Happiness.”   

“Some beautiful things are more dazzling when they are still imperfect than when they have been too perfectly crafted.”

 La Rochefoucauld, Collected Maxims and Other Reflections

I immediately related to it as I am imperfect.

Some people see me as imperfect because I am a widow, an introvert, or a Botticelli woman. They do not see those characteristics as part of what makes me dazzling, instead they just see them as flaws.

To those of you who see me as dazzling because of my flaws – Thank You. It is a joy to spend time with you and call you friend.

If you don’t see me as dazzling? Just remember chiseling away those flaws will make me nothing more than a Stepford Wife.   

Do you love your imperfections because they make you dazzling?