Thursday, December 10, 2015

FOCUS FRIDAY: FRAGILE


Life is
FRAGILE.

Every time I look at
this photo,
I want to
remove the
"SCAR"
from the petal on the
farthest right.

But I always decide to
leave it
ALONE.

I see it as
INDICATIVE
of the 
SCARS
we accumulate
throughout
LIFE.

The 
SCARS
that make us
REAL.

The 
SCARS
that show we have
LIVED
and
SURVIVED.

And,
to reiterate was
I just said:

My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of times when life tried to break me, but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my character was welded.
- Steve Maraboli -

Please do me the honor of visiting

Fragile
Smiles.

10 comments:

  1. lovely image and lovey words - I wear my scars with pride; they are my testimony.

    thanks for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

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  2. I know what you mean about making the flower 'perfect'. And I certainly understand how you feel about scars. We all have them, but knowing they are a sign that you are a survivor makes all the difference in your attitude.

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  3. That's lovely - what a gorgeous shot! Full of lovely light, and you show the delicacy of the flower so well.
    Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/12/beautiful-saint-maarten.html

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  4. So pretty! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. What a lovely poem, we all have a few scars to show #CreativeMondays

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  6. That's a beautiful image and words Linda,
    I once said how unhappy I was about wrinkles starting to appear and a young girl said but they show how much you've laughed and the journey you've made so far. Wise words from someone so young.
    Have a wonderful week ;D

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  7. I'm a breast cancer survivor who's been widowed twice. Like all of us, I know that our scars are not just on the outside but the inside as well.

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  8. So lovely and inspirational! Thank you so much for sharing this encouragement at Friday Frivolity!! You're amazing!!

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