Broken Crayons Still Color

I saw this on Pinterest today and it just jumped off the screen at me.

broken crayons


I don’t know about you, but I am often my worst critic. I’m the first to disqualify myself, to notice the ways I fall short on a daily basis.

I’m not perfect. I never will be.

But I love this sentiment – broken crayons still color.

It’s so easy to think that we don’t measure up. That we’re not good enough. That we’re too broken. That we’ve made too many mistakes.

It’s not true.

Each of us has something to offer this world. There is a bit of humanity we are meant to “color”. To encourage. To serve.

I believe there is a purpose for each person, and that purpose doesn’t disappear because we discover a chink in our own armor. Maybe that broken piece, maybe that cracked cistern, is just what this world needs.

I don’t know about you, but I relate a lot more to people who admit their failures than people who pretend to be perfect. The world needs us to be real. To keep coloring even when we’re broken.

So find a broken person today. Remind them that they have something to offer the world. And if that broken person is you? Keep coloring. The world needs you.

And together, we’ll make a masterpiece.





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4 Responses to Broken Crayons Still Color

  1. jen

    I love, love, love this; it is raw and real and thought-provoking. I’m going to find a friend who looks sad today to hug and encourage.
    Thank you for making the world a better place with your love and honestly.

  2. this could not be more true. I appreciate that I have flaws it gives me strength and a purpose to continuously improve and not judge others. Love the title of this.

  3. I love this! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. Chris

    Just the kind of encouraging words I needed today. Thank you for sharing. Much love!

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