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Sunday, June 09, 2013

“Diamonds are held under tons and tons of pressure, extremely high temperatures of fire and shuffled under shifting of tectonic plates, for a long, long time! Yet when they come out from there and are put on display for their beauty; does anybody stop to evaluate the diamond based upon all the sh!t it's been through and say "Remember that disgusting hole it used to be in? I bet it was hell in there!" No, people don't remember where a diamond has come from; they just see the beauty of it now. But it wouldn't have become so beautiful, you know, if not for all of that! So why should we look at other people, or at ourselves and evaluate them/ourselves based upon their/our pasts? Shouldn't we forget that? And only see the beauty that is in front of our eyes? Whatever it was, it made you beautiful! And that is what matters!”
― C. JoyBell C.

I came across this quote today and thought it was great. What a great reminder that all the struggles we've been through and all the ones we have yet to face are what make us, us. And that we are beautiful.

So don't beat yourself up over mistakes, slips, falls and just plain ole' bad decisions - know that they are what make you beautiful and without them, you just wouldn't be you.

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