All beauty is marred, or…scarred, if you prefer…everything from natures wonders like the Grand Canyon, Glacier ice flows and Kilauea, to Itzhak Perlman, Padma Lakshmi and Seal. Sometimes that which pulls and tears at us is the very thing that builds our unmistakeable character and personality. It’s what tempers us into the jewel we become, that others admire, desire and work themselves to be. Regardless if your wounds and scars are physical or emotional, before you damn yourself and curse all your hardships and bad luck…take 60 seconds to see who you are NOW. The experience you have gained, the patience and tolerance, the understanding, it’s the very grace that makes you shine…and draw others to your light. Accept your imperfections…embrace YOU.