It’s The Picture of Happiness Month!
Today’s guest is Karyn Dundorf, she says:
Lately, I have come to realize that there is much beauty to be found in the imperfect. I recently went on a trip to Clearwater, FL for a reunion of some college friends. Instead of one of the myriad of pictures of perfect sunsets, white sand beaches, or (other people) in bikinis, I am posting a picture of a broken shell. My friends and I are not nearly as fresh and perfect as we seemed when were 18 year-olds full of idealism and wonder. Life has happened. We have more wrinkles and less idealism but more wisdom and depth. I found each of my friends more beautiful and precious than I used to. It’s funny, I’m able to see the beauty in them, but it’s much harder to look at my own “failings” with any love. I kept this broken shell of a reminder that there is true beauty that comes out of brokenness. I look at the shell every day and when I do, I think of my beautiful friends. It is a reminder to treasure people, including myself, as they are instead of what/where they are “supposed” to be.