Perfect…

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen, To Love and Be Loved

That quote made me think about the Ed Sheeran song, Perfect. There is a line in the chorus, “darling, you look perfect tonight.”

The topic of perfection has been on my mind lately. Whether it be the perfect summer, the perfect body, the perfect partner or the perfect house…social media, movies, television or even people we cross paths with every day seem “perfect”. And we judge ourselves for it.

The catch is ~ we don’t know everybody’s story. Even close friends and family keep things hidden. We might think they have the perfect __________ (fill in the blank). But the truth is perfect, as least in this sense, doesn’t exist.

Go your own way

I am not perfect. You are not perfect. Honestly, I think ‘perfect’ is boring.

The best television shows, movies and books all have an obstacle to overcome, a lesson to learn.

Don’t judge yourself by how you look or how you accomplish your goals. Instead, know that, the way you approach a situation is perfect for you because only you can approach a situation that way.

I will say it again, I am not perfect. My husband is not perfect. Yet, I am so grateful that he is perfect for me and I am perfect for him. After 32 years of marriage, I know this to be true!

Shine brightly

Relationships are not perfect. Children are not perfect. Parenthood is not perfect.

Laughter, though, is the perfect antidote to an imperfect situation. Having a good joke at the ready is always a good idea.

Don’t spend this summer trying to be perfect. Instead, have a fabulous summer full of fun and laughter.

Journal

Planting a garden? It’s okay if nothing grows ~ journal what you did and how you did it. Then do it differently next year. Taking a trip? It’s okay if you get a flat tire or it rains ~ make sure you pack the necessities and have a reservation at a hotel or short term rental. The fun will happen magically when you leave the expectations at home. Hitting the beach or pool? It’s okay if last year’s swim suit doesn’t fit ~ there are plenty of stores and even Amazon where you can get a new one. No one cares about your suit, they just want you there having fun with them!

No one and nothing is perfect, or we wouldn’t have uniqueness

Jasmin Morin

Don’t have a perfect summer ~ have a unique one, you know, one that is perfect for you!

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