Flaws Are What Make Us Human

I don’t see flaws in ANYONE.  Oh they are there.  We all have them.  The trick is NOT to hide them.  Laura Page at her blog Literary Legs wrote a column called The Flaws are Fine.  In that column she writes that:
When I’m writing in my journal, which I do frequently, my writing is much different than it is when I’m writing elsewhere. I don’t use whole sentences. I use a ton of elipses.

Laura was blogging about her writing style but I’m taking this in a different direction.

Everyone has them.  We shouldn’t hide them.  We should proudly display them.  Flaws are what make us human.

Do you walk funny?
Do you sometimes have difficulty getting the words out that you want to say?

For me the answer is yes to both examples above.  Am I worried when people who don’t know me see and listen to me the first time?

Not anymore.  It’s much like my spirituality and my faith.  The way I walk and talk are such a part of me that you can’t take them away from me.  If you attempted to take any part of who I am away from me, I would cease to be who I am.  That goes for my faith as well as for all of my challenges.

It is my faith that has helped me meet my challenges, my flaws, and make friends with them.  I have a challenge with my speech, some may call it a flaw.  I don’t see it.  This past March, (2011) I faced that challenge and spoke in front of an audience of over 70 people for the first time since I was in high school in the early 1980s.  The only way to defeat your challenges, your flaws are to meet them head on.

Flaws are not a bad thing.
Flaws are not a good thing.
They just are.

It depends on your attitude whether you see them as your friend or your enemy.  The next time someone points one of your flaws, tell them this story:
Laura alluded to it and my brother who was in the military told the story too.  My brother traveled to the Middle East during one of his military assignments and he brought back a Persian Rug.  When he returned to the United States he showed his rug off.  Then he pointed to a different colored thread in the rug.  It was distinctively different, but nothing anyone would see upon a quick perusal of the carpet.  He then told us that ALL genuine Persian Rugs will have a flaw sewn into them.

Why you may ask?
It is because only God is perfect.  Everyone and everything as flaws, challenges, difficulties.  We should be proud of our flaws, proud of our challenges.  We can overcome then if we put faith in whatever power we believe in.

What are some of your flaws?
How have you overcome them?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.



3 responses to “Flaws Are What Make Us Human

  1. Such a comforting post, Chris! Embracing our flaws and shortcomings is a good thing, knowing only God is perfect.
    May He bless you today and every day!

  2. This is such a great post Chris! I have missed reading your blogs as regularly as I would like to…I have to get on G+ more. I have way too many flaws to count! But it’s all good…I know it’s natural to have them, and don’t judge others for having them and have learned to have compassion towards my own. Life is a learning process, we all evolve and a lot of times our flaws diminish in our evolution, and some new ones are sometimes gained in the process!

    I love the story about the Persian rug…that put everything in perspective!

    Hope to chat soon 🙂


    • Good Morning, Jessica:
      Thanks for stopping by. Yea was sorta wondering what happened to you. Hadn’t seen you blog as often either. Understandable however what w/Christmas here in a few days.

      If you don’t want to miss my blogs you can always sign up to follow the columns through email. There are two sign in forms:
      — One on the top left side directly under my G+ sign in.
      — One on the bottom center directly under my (C) copyright.

      Give me a call anytime. THINK you have my cell #. If I’m not available leave a message and I’ll get back to ASAP

      Hope you have a glorious Christmas.


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