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    Jul 31, 2013

    9 Reasons To Love Your Scars

    Scars are just souvenirs you never lose, "tattoos with better stories."

    1. Scars represent survival.

    Via scarstories.org

    "A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived." -Chris Cleave, Little Bee.

    2. They symbolize healing.

    Via scarstories.org

    "If your body is game enough to knit itself back together after a hard physical lesson, to make scar tissue, that means you’re still alive, means you’re on the path toward healing." -Dana Jennings, The New York Times.

    3. Scars prove that you're tough.

    Via scarstories.org

    “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Kahlil Gibran.

    4. They mean that you're human.

    Via scarstories.org

    "It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars." -Garrison Keillor.

    5. Scars serve as tangible evidence of lessons you've learned.

    Via scarstories.org

    "The wound is the place where the Light enters you." -Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī.

    6. They relate tales of overcoming adversity.

    Via scarstories.org

    "Our scars tell stories. Sometimes they’re stark tales of life-threatening catastrophes, but more often they’re just footnotes to the ordinary but bloody detours that befall us on the roadways of life." -Dana Jennings, The New York Times.

    7. Scars tell stories of hope.

    Via scarstories.org

    "Sad words are just another beauty. A sad story means, this storyteller is alive. The next thing you know something fine will happen to her, something marvelous, and then she will turn around and smile." -Chris Cleave, Little Bee.

    8. They make us unique.

    Via scarstories.org

    "There is absolutely not just one story of what a scar is. Everybody makes their own meaning, and these meanings can be totally different." -Gretchen Case.

    9. Scars are beautiful.

    Via scarstories.org

    "If I could design something, I don’t think I could do it better." -Seal, on the scars on his face.

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