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Look In The Mirror

Every day I look in the mirror I see it staring back at me…a scar…a reminder.  It reminds me of that scary phone call I received from my doctor when I was 29 years old, it reminds me of that time in my life, it reminds me of the emotions, and of course it reminds me to put on sunscreen…but what really brings me to tears when I see the scar on my chest is the reminder of just how powerful the human spirit is.  It is the piece of me that says “you are strong”, it reminds me just how grateful and blessed I truly am, it’s the piece that sometimes yells at me, “Say Yes Shawna…say Yes” when I think I’m too afraid to do something new, it’s the piece of me that reminds me that I have been in battle before and I will be again…it reminds me that I am a warrior.

We all have scars, some we can see and some we cannot, and we have all been on the battlefield.  Our scars remind us that every choice we have ever made has led us to where we are today.  And if we don’t like where we are that scar gives us the strength to make a different choice, or it gives us the appreciation for where we are and to keep moving forward on our current path with vigor, force and determination.

So if you are reading this today I want you to remember just truly how magnificent and amazing you are.  I want you to look in the mirror and see your scars, celebrate them, embrace them, and let them fuel your heart with the strength of the powerful warrior that you are and go forth with the courage, confidence and above all…love.

From my scar to yours – MadLuv,

The Naa

P.S. Please take a moment and watch this video…”Dear 16 year old me”, put your sunscreen on, check your skin regularly, trust your intuition when that voice is telling you to go get something looked at, and please share this with someone.

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