I was taking some photos of flowers this weekend, and I noticed they weren’t perfect. Flakes of dirt, worn around the edges, some black spots, browning, all kinds of things when you really get up close. I really didn’t care and was so glad I saw the beauty, not the flaws, and it made me think a lot about life.
Don’t you wish for even a day we could see the beautiful flower within ourself? No flaws, no rough edges, nothing to pick at because what we saw was really the amazing, colorful, unique image that sat before us? That we weren’t put under a microscope, taken apart, criticized and belittled by what really makes us beautiful and unique?
So I decided to take lots of photos, bring them back and expose their flaws close-up. But I challenge you to look at these flaws and find the awe and beauty in each of them. Instead of automatically doing what you have been taught and point out / take apart those flaws, study them closely and see how they add beauty, depth, and character to each and every flower.
These aren’t photo-shopped in any way, which is why I love them. They are what they are. The majority of the flower is vibrant, colorful, smells and feels beautiful.
Spend a day seeing yourself as you see a flower. Strong, confident, delicate, amazing, magnificent…. Notice the beauty and be inspired by that. Hang un-photoshopped flowers on your wall as a reminder that we are all perfect in our own, unique, and beautiful way.