Saturday, 29 December 2012
The world that we live in has us believe that only perfection is good enough, only the flawless is beautiful, and only precision is acceptable. Wonderful ideals, but the reality is simply this, nothing in life is ever absolutely perfect and as long as that is our measuring tool we will always fall short, be disappointed and deflated. It is time that we look past our ideas of perfection and enjoy all of life with its imperfections and flaws. Instead of looking at what you did not get right, look at what you did achieve. Instead of moping about what you did not get done, celebrate the process of trying. Instead of being bitter about what you did not receive, count the unexpected blessings that came your way.
We get so bogged down in our quest for perfection that we do not notice the whispered blessings of soft rain on a wedding day, we miss out on the giving heart of a simple man, we walk past the beggar not caring about his beautiful smile wishing us a "Merry Christmas". We are so intolerant of everything less than perfection that we immediately start to change the people in our lives to be acceptable to us, according to our standards, our "perfect" ways.
My wish for this new year is that we will all start noticing the perfection in the imperfectness all around us, it is okay to love somebody with flaws, to aim for the stars and be slightly off target. It's okay to cry, to feel hurt, to sometimes throw your toys out of the cot. It is really okay to err, life carries on, and if we are blessed we get another change to try. The only way we can avoid making mistakes is by doing nothing and what a waste such a life would be......
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