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MOTIVATIONAL MOMENTS - SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL


Scars; they can carry different meanings to different people. The teenage boy may wear his sports injury scar with pride, while another scar tied to regret he may want to hide. How about your scars? Often it is the internal, invisible scars we try the hardest to hide. Consider the following lyrics, and how they may relate to your journey (by Alessia Cara, you can listen here).

She just wants to be, beautiful

She goes, unnoticed she knows, no limits

She craves, attention she praises, an image

She prays to be, sculpted by the sculptor

Oh, she don't see, the light that's shining

Deeper than the eyes can find it

Maybe we have made her blind

So she tries to cover up her pain

And cut her woes away

'Cause covergirls don't cry

After their face is made

But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark

You should know you're beautiful just the way you are

And you don't have to change a thing

The world could change its heart

No scars to your beautiful

We're stars and we're beautiful…

She has dreams to be an envy, so she's starving

You know, covergirls eat nothing

She says, beauty is pain and there's beauty in everything

What's a little bit of hunger?

I could go a little while longer, she fades away

She don't see her perfect

She don't understand she's worth it

Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface

Oh-oh, oh-oh

So to all the girls that's hurting

Let me be your mirror

Help you see a little bit clearer

The light that shines within

There's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark

You should know you're beautiful just the way you are

And you don't have to change a thing

The world could change its heart

No scars to your beautiful

We're stars and we're beautiful...


The image we used above reads, “You are not broken, you are becoming.” While we may all feel broken, our brokenness should never lead to the conclusion that we are irreparable, or discardable, or damaged.

At the Centre we believe every life is made in the image of God, and whether you are a person of faith or not, the fact remains the same - you have the ability to transform those scars into something you can wear without shame. Our scars can mean the following:

Survivor

Resilient

Growth

Courageous

Overcomer

Teacher

Empathy - because of my scars, I understand the scars of others


Scars. We all have them. You are not alone. So, the question becomes, what do you want to become as a result of your scars? Faith and hope provide us with the ability to transform the mess of life into a message that can inspire and encourage others. We believe there is a source of hope available to all of us. Wherever you find yourself, know that your story isn’t finished, and your scars, well they indeed can be part of what makes you beautiful!


After reading this, are you interested in learning more or going deeper into a topic? The Dawn Centre has health care and support people on staff who care about whole person health. Call (519-620-0204) or text (226-606-5991) the Centre to chat with someone, or to see if there is a program we have or a community resource we can connect you to, that may help in your holistic health journey.

The content above is meant to encourage readers in creating and implementing their own plans for whole-person wellness. It does not take the place of physical or mental health services.

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