Embracing the Beauty in Imperfection

As I sit here waiting for my next appointment in Bangkok I saw these plants and it triggered a childhood memory. These leaves are naturally shaped like this and I thought naively as a child my mother took the scissors and cut through its leaves everyday. Then in my childish curiosity I began to observe its leaves unfolding from its curled up bud and saw that it naturally has holes in them. I began to wonder why do these leaves have holes in them, that makes them so different from other "whole" leaves. This poignant memory made me realise that the leaves are beautiful, even with the so-called "defects", the holes are what make them unique and they are perfect just as they are. Embrace differences in our lives, see the beauty in each imperfection and see that life is beautiful with its good and bad. We grow in adversity, only in growth can we improve ourselves. #SueTiong

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