This week I want to share a story that ROCKED my world! I had the honor of spending last weekend in the Hamptons with some of the most inspirational women I have ever met. One woman in particular, Carine Karam, caught my attention as we began to get to know one another. As we sat around the pool relaxing in our bikinis, one of the woman in the group noticed some scars on her body and asked her what happened.
This was her response:
Today, I would not change a single inch of my scars even if I could. I have learned how to not only accept my imperfections but embrace them as an important part of who I am and the story that has become my life.
My imperfections have taught me to laugh at myself and my ‘flaws’.They have made me a strong person who can overcome any adversity. They have made me strive for a self worth that comes from far more than just physical appearance. And most importantly, my imperfections’ have made me realize nobody was judging me as harshly as I was judging myself. In fact, nobody cared at all. It was all in my head. I decided to just stop taking life so seriously and start enjoying the journey.
If we take a minute to stop being angry at our love handles and look passed the mirror in front of us, we will see what an amazing, exciting world is waiting for us. We need to stop holding ourselves back and just start living. Even if we don’t lose those last five pounds.”
I was so inspired by her story that I told her about the I’MPERFECT movement. My friend Samantha Skelly is creating the largest platform in the world to empower those suffering from eating disorders and body image issues. I had just purchased a shirt and it arrived the day before I left for the weekend. I threw the shirt in my bag (not knowing I was going to gift it to this courageous woman) who I would meet a day later. So, I asked her if I could take a picture of her in her new shirt so I can share her amazing story.
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