I think just about anyone can think back to a time when they really weren’t at their best, you know, when you just know you could have done better but you didn’t.
I feel that when we realize that for the first time, we feel so disappointed in ourselves, I think we feel what truly means to be “ugly”.You see this side of you, and you just can’t un-see it, you just have to get rid of it, or get it under control.
But its okay because when you think back to that time, its what humbles you now, you know you can easily slip into that.
But the funny part is that, while we go from point A to be B, this “renovation”, you have these people that stick around, who see your flaws but aren’t deterred by it. Its with these people that we form our strongest bonds with, because they love you at a time when you yourself (knowing what you know now) wouldn’t have stuck around for you, but those people did. They hung on to your positive qualities, even helped to remind you of them when you forgot how great you could be.
But if those people had just walked away, if you thought that they just didn’t believe in you, imagine how you would look at those people now. Would you consider them real friends?
Aaaaaaand thats my shpiel, everybody needs a friend :D And I am sooo blessed to have had friends who stuck by me through my tough times, cus now I don’t just have friends, I have a family in them :)