Scarred? Accept It and Move on…

Quotes and Notes #278, August 9, 2015

Nature flaunts her imperfections.

Nature flaunts her imperfections.

“Scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going.”—David Rossi—

“Scars are not injuries… A scar is healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole.”—China Mieville, “The Scar”—

Nature flaunts her scars and we call them “Natural wonders.” We make monuments of these scars and flock to see them.

Our scars, both psychological and physical, are a part of who we are. Sometimes it takes a long, long time to heal after a hurt or a misstep. The scar that forms after this healing is a reminder of the wound, the mental hurt, the former addiction, or of the remembered indiscretion. It is there. Don’t dwell on it. Accept that you are who you are—a grand collection of wounds and scars.

I have a very prominent scar that has been there for about three years. At first, I tried to hide it and then I said to myself, “This is who you are, accept it and move on.” It has become a part of me.

Share a smile. Show a scar
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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A Silent Friend

Quotes and Notes #110, February 21

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing…not healing, not curing…that is a friend who cares.”–Henri Nouwen

This is the description of a wonderful friend. Are you looking for a friend with these qualities? Instead of trying to find this friend, try more to be this friend. It’s kind of like sharing a smile—the ripples spread and spread and spread.

Visit or call a special friend today and tell them how wonderful they are. And, as usual, it doesn’t cost anything to share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

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