Imperfection

I read a blog post this morning which provided a gentle reminder to seek the beauty in life’s imperfection. I found power in the words for myself, and I believe my children will also. They are perfectionists in their own ways. I edited and enhanced some of the writing for resonance with my children specifically and have posted both versions below. I am going to post it on our bathroom wall for a passing peruse on the way out each day. Simple and effortless reminders work well in our home. During these quarantine days, I think we have a responsibility to share with others any compassionate words of encouragement or of self-care .

The original writing came from the blog post, “LivingWithConfidence.net.” Thank you to the author, Dan Pederson for writing them and for sharing them with the world.

Imperfection

Your entire life is imperfect. Take a closer look at your body, your thoughts, the house you live in, the car you drive, your relationships, the politics in your country, etc. You’re surrounded by imperfection, inside and out. And it will always be that way.

Do what you can to make things better, but don’t be obsessed with perfection. Otherwise you’ll live a miserable life. Try to find beauty in imperfection. It’s there. You just have to look closely.

My enhanced version –

Imperfection

Your entire life is imperfect. Take a closer look at your body, your thoughts, the houses you live in, the cars you sit in, your relationships with your family and friends, your schools and governments, etc. You’re surrounded by imperfection, inside and out. And it will always be that way.

Do what you can to make things better, and put in the effort to reach your goals and your dreams, but don’t be obsessed with perfection. Perfection does not exist. Everything and everyone is imperfect. And, that’s ok.

Try to find beauty in the imperfection around you. It’s there. You just have to open your eyes a little bit wider to see it and to appreciate its beauty.

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