The first time I saw this, I realized how powerful the words really were. We spend a great deal of our lives trying to hide the parts of ourselves that we do not like. When we already think we have a flaw and someone we know and especially love acknowledges that part of ourselves, we become defensive or maybe even ashamed. We beat ourselves up for not living up to what we believe to be perfection. The thing is, we are perfection. All the pieces, all the qualities, even the way we look make each one of us unique. We are flawed. We all have good qualities and aspects of ourselves we wish we could change. What’s important though is to not dwell on any one part. Look into yourself and see yourself as a whole. Don’t dwell on the individual parts, Because that blurs the vision of your true self. Know that you are perfect just the way you are. Love yourself, the good, the bad and everything in between. Challenge yourself to remember that everyone you come across is made up of many pieces. Stand back and try to see their whole picture. See through the broken pieces and see how much clearer their reflection becomes. I promise if you can extend this gift to others, eventually you will be able to extend it to yourself.