"I ask you right here to agree with me that a scar is never ugly.
That is what the scar makers want us to think.
But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them.
We must see all scars as beauty. Okay?
This will be our secret.
Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying.
A scar means, I SURVIVED!
In a few breath's time I will speak some sad words to you.
But you must hear them the same way we have agreed to see scars now.
Sad words are just another beauty.
A sad story means, this story teller is alive!
The next thing you know,
something fine will happen to her,
and then she will turn around and smile."
From the book "Little Bee" by Chris Cleve
Shared with me by Jen