Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dear PWD's: Dance Among the Flowers & Embrace Your Imperfections!

Imperfect and Beautiful

Dearest PWD’s:

Embrace who you are, imperfections and all.

Each of you are amazing individuals with unique and wonderful gifts that this world needs. Never forget that- no matter what others might tell you. Or what you might tell yourself

Please take a moment to acknowledge how wonderful you are – even if you question your gifts and abilities. The more you say positive words about you, the more you’ll believe it- and so will the rest of the world.

I started writing this letter to the ladies of the DOC, but I changed my mind and decided to write to absolutely every person with diabetes yesterday after something really beautiful occurred.

I’d had hellish day at work. I wasn’t happy on many levels and decided to take some pictures of flowers and butterflies, hell, maybe I’d even find some puppies to put a smile on my face. Simple pleasures,right? Yeah pretty much- until I utilized the zoom lens and saw the real pictures-and they inspired me.

When I uploaded the picks I found something amazing. The butterflies in all their vibrant glory were imperfect-even after they changed from the lowly caterpillar. Several of the Monarch butterflies had damaged wings- yet they could fly and literally danced among the flowers with joy.

PWd’s, take your place in this world, dancing among the flowers, feeling the light of the sun on your face and remember that the world is at your feet. Continue to fight from having your wings clipped because of diabetes.

Know that you deserve in everything life has to offer in this world, faulty pancreas or not.

Everyone, every living thing has an imperfection, whether it’s outwardly visible or not.

Yes, some peoples imperfections are on the outside, we happen to wear ours on the inside- our illness is invisible. This week is Invisible Illness Week- I was reminded of that when Kerri wrote/vlogged about yesterday - YAY, I’m so glad she did!

And Karen over at Bittersweet wrote about it today, and it was beautiful.

PWD’s, our imperfections are a part of us, and I truly believe that our faulty pancreases help to make us who we are and what we are.

Yes, diabetes is a pain in the ass, literally and figuratively- no doubt about it.

But it gives us many everyday gifts like The DOC, the knowledge of our own bodies, and empathetic ears to all who need to be heard. It also forces us to pull ourselves out of the muck whenever we fall down and start again.

Don’t hide behind your imperfection. Don’t use it as an excuse not to do your best, or be the best you can be you.

Don’t use diabetes as an reason to shy away from love, your dream job, or your place in the sun because you think you’re not worthy.

Every single one of us is more than worthy of happy and rich life!

We are worthy of love, and to be loved.

And each of us deserves the best life has to offer.

Pwd’s, please remember that imperfect wings on a butterfly are still amazingly beautiful and still allow them to soar to amazing heights and distances.

Much Love to you all- and all your imperfect parts~

Kelly Kunik



CALpumper aka Crystal said...

"So take these broken wings and learn to fly again...learn to live so free...."

Thanks for this Kelly. We all need reminders.

You are The Diazon Queen.
Love you tons.

Cara said...

You are such a special person. I am blessed to "know" you. I can't wait until the day we can actually meet.

phonelady said...

Thanks Kelly and you are awesome and thanks for posting this and you rock totally .

Karen said...

Oh Kelly, this post made me cry!!! You have once again found a point that really needed to be made, and have made it in such a beautiful way. I often feel like I'm floundering to find my way in the world in so many ways, but your post makes me feel inspired to get out there and find it!!

Colleen said...

What a wonderful reminder to all of us - and a great photo to make us smile.
Gee, thanks!

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