I Believe In The Beauty Of Imperfection

Your imperfection is what makes you perfectly human, and abundantly lovable 4,383 People

    My seventeen year old daughter lives with her

    dad. She hasnt talked to me since leaving my house last June. I miss her. I learned a bit ago my estranged sister, who lives in the same town as my ex, has become close to my daughter. I heard all this in one of three court ordered sessions of therapy I have had with my 17 yo...
    NotSoPerfect777 NotSoPerfect777
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    I'm so far from perfect.

    .. However I want to aim for an impossible physical perfection. I never seem to be able to dedicate myself to routine. Life however has a funny way of showing me that I need to step up my game. So body of mine, this ones for you. I'm officially posting my before picture right...
    UnTiLWeBlEeD83 UnTiLWeBlEeD83
    31-35, F
    Jun 17, 2015

    I have accepted my mistakes

    and wear them on my sleeve. I can't wait to find someone who does the same.
    aar160 aar160
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2014

    Maybe You Gave Me A Gift

    Sometimes life gives us little presents in the guise of people with whom we interact. A light blue box, a satin bow…Tiffany’s I believe, a delight for the senses; a surprise, an expensive surprise at that, perhaps a once in a lifetime thing. Go ahead. Tug on that little white...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    24 Responses Mar 24, 2012

    I miss the man I married.

    I don't know who I am married to now but he's not my type. I am lonely and hate this empty feeling. I hate hiding this. And pretending. And filling my life with fake memories and moments. I miss passion. I miss having a best-friend who know me. Knows me so well he could list...
    NotSoPerfect777 NotSoPerfect777
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 25, 2015

    Appearance Is An Illusion

    "It is quite simple really. Being always transcends appearance - that which only seems to be. Once you begin to know the being behind the very pretty or very ugly face, as determined by your bias, the surface appearances fade away until they simply no longer matter." Wm. Paul...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 23, 2013

    It Is The Flaws That Make The Beauty . . .

    This was requested anonymously.  I will respect that. She stood in line in front of me as we waited to check out our groceries.  It was clear she didn’t put much effort into her appearance before coming to the store.  Yoga pants, a loose t-shirt.  Her hair was pulled up in...
    laynemeyer laynemeyer
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Apr 30, 2012
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    Trying to be perfect

    or follow the status quo or be what society feels is acceptable, requires too much "make up": having to make up excuses, stories, lies, meaningless justifications, inferiority complexes and cruel motives wrapped in good intentions. See how ugly that really is?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    I am not a classic beauty

    and never will be. In fact, I may be ugly to some. But I think I have a lot of inner beauty and I accept myself as I am. That's all that matters to me.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    Nobody's really perfect,

    so why try to be?
    Iamevolved Iamevolved
    18-21, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    Some things do not need to change,

    Nor do they need to be fixed. Sometimes accepting the beautiful imperfections, Loving something, as nature made it, Will give you more joy than you ever felt. A Love without Limits...I can only imagine.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 22

    I'm a ball of contradiction,

    a hot headed mess, an unpredictable entity, one minute here, the next gone. I live my life knowing anyone anywhere can suffer loss at any given time. I believe in tangible things and a love that's bigger than me. I trust in my instincts and is stubborn to a fault. I live with...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3
    22-25
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2015

    I believe there's beauty in all of us,

    owe imperfections owe scars owe looks. Choice within to have power to control the demons the voice, insecurities dragging you down feelings of a loosing battle. Screaming out HELP in a whisper. My thoughts for you (YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL) Family, friends, realities of society, the...
    deadly1 deadly1
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    I know very little about other things

    but I know a few things about me. At one glance, you'll see I am very intelligent. That's not all of me. Second glance, ahh.. very kind. Not all of me either. Third glance, very deep! Lol, #ell no! Fourth, so funny! That's part of me. Fifth,are you crazy? A portion of me,yes...
    whyacinth whyacinth
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    Show Me

    I am a big believer in imperfection.  I was watching "Good Will Hunting" the other night and although I have seen it many times, there is one scene in particular that gets me every time, stops me in my tracks, makes me think. (the mark of a phenomenal movie, by the way...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    43 Responses Dec 13, 2010

    None of us are perfect (quite near though!

    ! Lol). These imperfections are what makes us unique!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 24, 2015

    Unique

    I do believe that it's our flaws that make us interesting.   Each of us is perfect in our own way of course, but it's the differences between us - our quirks and little extra bits and idiosyncrasies that make someone look twice or take the time to get to know us. ...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    10 Responses Dec 15, 2010

    Nobody is perfect and

    that includes me. People who condemn others because of their imperfections need to take a big look in a mirror. I hate how people bully other people because they may be different. I'm glad that I'm different in fact I strive to be different because there are plenty of morons out...
    jmg2000 jmg2000
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    I've been taught that,

    you need to respect yr woman like you respect yr mother, protect her the way you protect yr daughter, entertain her like you're entertaining a child, and love her passionately with intensity a wife should be loved.. with all these things, how could possibly women are...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    May 14, 2015

    i love things that are out of the ordinary.

    i was always the girl who picked the damaged or odd things. i love originality and things that are different then anyone elses. i dont follow a mold nor do i teach my kids to. i feel that some imperfection in this day and age makes you stand out and be original. who wants to do...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 23, 2015

    I'm so imperfect...that its freakishly adorable.

    ..i mean I'm me and very unique....love my stretch marks..."I'm a tiger, I earned my stripes...RAWR!"
    lovabledoll lovabledoll
    26-30, F
    Dec 10, 2014

    a persons bumps, bruises,

    scratches, cuts, scars, flaws whatever you want to label it are sometimes small and other times unbelievably significant events or moments in the development of the person you love. you had better love every damn part of them, even the worst or you aren't the one for them. (so...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Feb 12

    Some time last year in the spring,

    my Dad brought home a watch, it had a white face, black faux-leather straps, and silver roman numerals, it was a small watch about the size of a dollar coin. I told him that I liked the watch, he said "don't bother it's broken", I didn't care I still wore it. I wore it for about...
    Ifixedtheclock Ifixedtheclock
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

    beauty is such a double edged sword,

    on one end we can find beauty in everything. the sky,flowers, kindness and what not but on the other hand it is a swift tool of judgment that deems you appropriate or not to be in someones company. whether or not you agree, at some point in life we've all looked at another...
    shvg shvg
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2015

    True Beauty Is Not Perfect- A Story I Thought To Share....

    I have been blessed to meet so many people-strong and beautiful people through work the past few years. I have seen many different faces, from all walks of Life. I found myself transporting an elder last year. She has many scars and tattoos on her arms and hands from her younger...
    PaintedSoul84 PaintedSoul84
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 2, 2013

    We all have scars, dents

    and bruises. Its the results of a life lived. I think all that is the story we carry. Our own story. Why be ashamed of the imperfections? They are what makes us perfect.
    PilotofStorms PilotofStorms
    41-45, M
    Feb 8

    The Most Beautiful And Strongest People I Know

    This was a request from TattooedMissez. I chose an experience for her to write in and she chose one in mine. For some time now my oldest daughter has been volunteering at a ranch that offers therapy through horseback riding. A broad range of children receive therapy from...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses May 2, 2012

    For years as a young girl I literally had no

    idea what my "type" of man really was. I was in love with the idea of falling and being in love that Id allow myself to get swept away by any boy dumb enough to smile at me. Now Ive realized my type of man isn't what would be typical for the norm I suppose. I adore having a...
    Karmimiyan Karmimiyan
    22-25, F
    Feb 7

    I believe everyone is beautiful,

    everyone is unique and has their own quirks, we shouldn't define beauty by the size, height, race, religion or disability.
    Rachael95 Rachael95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014

    Let's face it, no one is perfect.

    We are all flawed. Each of us has something that gives us character... That being said - beauty is ultimately in the eye of the beholder. There is beauty in everything and everyone. However, not everyone perceives the beauty in all things/people. We see life through the lens...
    Moonchildshadow Moonchildshadow
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2014

    Embracing My Imperfection

    Recently, a close friend gave me this shirt she found that she thought reminded her of me. I like it and it does remind me of a favorite artist. My son said , "That shirt is very you mom." this evening. I have been struggling a great deal recently with who my "you" is. I seem to...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

    I believe there is no

    such thing as perfection. What defines if one is "perfect" ? Let's say you have someone standing alone. One person may look at them and see every flaw about them. Nothing stands out to this person. And, now someone else comes along and sees this person. They have never seen...
    Christie1401 Christie1401
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    I like things that are imperfect,

    it gives things a uniqueness an individuality and character. Fruits and vegetables that are imperfect in shape I like coz I know they are grown without chemicals,just natural. With items that are old like solid wood, they have some scratches and worn look about them, pre loved...
    holgado holgado
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    Why I Have Issues With (Conventionally) Beautiful People.

    I talk about this subject a lot and people assume it's because I myself am not considered beautiful at all, but it goes deeper, I wanted to explain this. My mother was a beautiful woman when she was young: thin, Eastern European beauty, youthfull looking, you know the drill. It...
    Scarcollection Scarcollection
    22-25, F
    9 Responses May 8, 2013

    Imperfection Is Beautiful

    No one is perfect. There is no such thing as a perfect person, if there was then things would not last. Yes we have our "perfect moments" but honestly they are not really perfect. But that is ok.Life is made for us to make mistakes, but we learn from them. Every person is...
    thisaccountisgone thisaccountisgone
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Nov 24, 2012

    This is to all of you ladies ,

    no matter your age, race, color, or creed. You are beautiful , you have worth , you are so very deserving of heart felt love and affection. Smile gorgeous .... It looks good on you! You really are beautiful ladies
    Southerncharm07 Southerncharm07
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    I see beauty in everything it's people

    purposely look at the bad side of things they notice the flaws and imperfections in people but if everyone just stopped being stuck up a-holes and saw the good in the good in people and things then they will see beauty and perfection
    chewbaccadude chewbaccadude
    18-21, M
    Dec 7, 2014

    I am a perfectionist,

    yet I think to myself it's stupid. I like this idea that imperfection is beautiful.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 14, 2015

    Imperfectly Perfect

    I tend to shy away from things and people that look perfect. After all, nothing is perfect. If I don't see flaws then I figure they are hiding somewhere. I'd much rather see the imperfections and love the beauty I see.
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 31, 2013

    I give and receive chances on a relationship

    with my partner which anyone on the outside would view us as dysfunction and even emotionally abusive. I feel this way because people have told me so and even my therapist brought out the unhealthy and healthy relationship wheel. I grew up not knowing what a healthy relationship...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 15, 2015

    Adoration

    Frozen...In space and time,stuck staring at one another as ifthey were standing right across the streetwatching one another as the cars rushed byImages, tenderness, and hope floated back and forthbetween them as they were unable to move forwardthey were captured at first by their...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2012

    A Journey I Didn't Pack For

    It was 3:40 am, and time to go. My wife and I swept the groggy sleep from our bodies and spashed cold water on our faces. Our daughter, 18 months old, could sleep a bit longer. We had packed for her, as we would continue to do until she reached about age eleven. I played a CD...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses Mar 8, 2012

    Physical Attraction, Gender And Love.

    Boy, i love... the "unwanted" bodyhair that gives the small of your back an adorable bunnytail. Girl, i love... how your "unflattering" cellulite decorates your bum with womanly humanity. Boy, i love... the "flabby" arm your lover rests their head on as they lay against you. Girl...
    Scarcollection Scarcollection
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2013
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