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When I was eight years old, my mom took me sledding at the local spot affectionately known as Charlie's Dump. No, we weren't sledding on a landfill - to be honest I'm still not sure why it has that name other than that it was basically a big hole in the ground.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting feet first on my little blue rocketship, my mom gave me a push down the hill. As I started to gain in acceleration, the sled began drifting towards the no-no zone - a powerbox covered in tires with a phone pole (conveniently not covered) right next to it.
By this time I was freaking out - so much so that I somehow managed to end up face first.
As I hit Clark Griswold speed, my face quickly connected with the uncovered pole. All I remember after that was a super swollen face, a bloody lip and a stop at Mr. Burger to get some ice.
When I look in the mirror today, I'm reminded of that moment by a small scar above my lip. It's my battle scar - a remnant of my past.
I know a lot of you reading this have battle scars of your own. Maybe they're something as trivial as your mom pushing your sled into a phone pole; maybe they're a lot more serious than that.
For many of you, they're not even physical scars at all.
Ahh man... I'm tearing up as I write this.
One of the most difficult things we do here at the office is read the letters you guys send in. Your stories are, without a doubt, some of the most heartbreaking I've ever read. They'll bring tears to even the biggest guy in the room. Your hardships consistently tug at my heartstrings and this Pearl is a direct result of that.
I want you to know that no matter how bad things have been, no matter how deep your scars go - your value is beyond measure. Your story is not in what's behind you, it's in what lies ahead. It's in the impact you'll make - the relationships you build and the experiences you share. It's in the love you give and the lives you change. No matter how scarred you may feel from your past, you need to hear this: You are valued. Right here, right now.
Battle Scars is a Pearl made for every one of us. It's our way of remembering that our past does not define our future - it's only proves what we can overcome.
Love you guys. <3