Beautiful Ugliness

  What a priceless moment! I won! Ahhhhhhh! No way! I cant believe it. Ok...maybe its not too hard to believe. After all, I spent about 4 hrs "uglyfying" my sweater with the belief that I would win. Without even knowing the prize, I ran around in circles, arms wide open and even attempted a mid air split. I was truly beyond estatic when they announced the prize of $100! Could it be that Im getting paid for creating something that people deemed ugly? In full actress-drama-queen mode I had to do an old baptist shout and one more run before I accepted my prize. This was a BIG deal for me as I celebrated the runner up who happened to be like my little sister. WE WON!

Quick lesson I learned...(for me there is a lesson in everything:)
Have fun holding up your corner of the universe! Whether or not it is deemed socially acceptable embrace what it is that you do well. Embrace YOU. In the blink of an eye you could easily go from weirdo to trendsetter. 

Just think, at some point, it was rude to say someones clothes were ugly...yet there I was dancing, running around, overjoyed because the "over-the-top" part of me that is constantly told "your too much" and asked "why are you SO loud?" spilled out on a cheap goodwill sweater with all its "ugliness" and incidentally  won me the beauty of renewed confidence that God can use absolutely anything and everything he put inside of me for my good.

P.S. I know that was a serious run on sentence. I am not fond of periods...

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