I heard a song the other day, a whimsical song created for a whimsical animated movie with cute little dolls meant to be ‘ugly’ on the outside, but surely beautiful within.
Of course, Kelly Clarkson can make a commercial for antacids sound pretty, much less this. But it wasn’t her powerhouse vocals that caught my attention and inspired a deep hard look into my soul, it was the lyrics.
As I listen to the lyrics, I realize that I can be and am both. My path has not always been straight, and my choices have not always been perfect. I’m not always nice. I’m not always put together. A lot of the time, I’m a mess. I’ve made huge mistakes. I’ve hurt others. I’ve hurt myself.
But I’m still me, and even broken…I’m beautiful.
This song, this realization, this mantra…It’s a gift, that sets you free.
Who we are?
We’re a little broken, messy and wrong. We’re also a little beautiful, strong and perfectly right.
This…this is what I want to share, embody and write.
Love ~ Nina L
What about you? Are you broken and beautiful? Tell me your story!