Today has made me realize how thankful we should be for everything that we have and how we should never pine over the things that we don’t have.
A couple of weeks ago I had been standing outside my daughter’s school talking to her tutor when a short girl came walking towards the entrance. She greeted me and put her arms around me and gave me a big hug. I was surprised to see that there were still children out there with such an awesome personality. This girls wasn’t just your ordinary girl. One half of her face is purple and slightly deformed.
As I walked away, I found myself thinking of how brave she is, as people are always so consumed with the way that they look. Surely this was something that was bothering her?
Today I stopped at the school to pick my daughter up and this same girl that touched my heart was standing outside waiting with my daughter. The expression on my child’s face spoke volumes about what was going through her mind, so I asked her about the girl.
My daughter said that this girl doesn’t appear to think that her face is deformed in any way and that they did speak about it. She had apparently been born with a syndrome of some sort. This was something that this girl had lived with her whole life.
If there were only more of us out there that could have the same type of attitude toward life like this individual. She has inspired me to be satisfied with whom I am, because this is the way that God created me. Why wake up every morning and look in the mirror, complaining about your weight, your hair or even your general appearance?
I am me and proud of it.