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When we think of our "Flaws", or Character Defects, we think that they could benefit no one and no thing.  I don't believe this to be true.  I believe there is a Higher Power at work for everything.  Our character defects may be bad for us, but often they can help others.  This isn't a "Cop-Out", or to be used as one, though.  It is my belief that a Higher Power can help others grow from our Defects.  It may as simple as someone seeing something in us that they never want to experience or share with anyone else.  It instantly helps other to detour negative behavior.  Another positive thing may be that someone sees our defects and decides to set more boundaries and limitations in life for what they will and will not accept, adding our defect to the list.  Of course, the overall goal is to create more personal growth within ourselves, generating new progress.  There are some defects that remain dormant and return, head rearing high, from time to time.  Other defects just seem to troll around with us, challenging our thoughts and actions daily.  The challenge and knowledge or our defects hopefully brings forth a decision to take action, and seek out those actions which are necessary for our own personal growth in life.  There is a new found peace and serenity with the acceptance of our own defects attached to the desire and knowledge of how to work the ones we process.  Helping others, helps ourselves.  It creates some sort of magic that covers us with a Grace matched by no other human award.   


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