When I see the word “shabby”, I am immediately discouraged. Shabby means in poor condition especially because of age or use (Merriam-Webster). Yuck! I would hate to be described in poor condition.
Now, chic, on the other hand, sounds fancy. I can picture the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop and ladies dressed just “so”. The dictionary defines “chic” as smart elegance and sophistication. That’s more like it!
Put the two together, and the result is a vintage-style accompanied with bright airiness, weathered accents, and muted colors. How serene! I feel comfortable, approachable, and appreciated for the scuffs I’ve incurred along the way.
Life touches us. We will not go through unscaved, but our battle scars serve as reminders of God’s faithfulness along the way. I might show my age witha wrinkle around my eye, but thank God I can see. Perhaps I can direct your path so you don’t fall into the same ditch that just bloodied my knee!