Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Give Yourself Permission To Be Imperfect by Mark Foo

Release yourself from any need to strive for perfection. Know that your imperfections help to make up the unique and wonderful person that you are.

Your imperfections enhance your beauty.
All you have to do is look toward nature to discover the beauty in imperfection.

In a grove of colorful trees in the fall, each tree is just as beautiful as the next, although not a single leaf is the same. With zebras, each one has imperfections in its stripes, which add to its unique beauty.

Realize that those who love you do not love you for being perfect, but for being who you are
- including all your imperfections. Your flaws are an integral part of the total package. If you were perfect, you would be a different entity altogether.

Your shortcomings enable you to grow and learn. Self-improvement brings the joy of success in knowing that you are getting better and better. If you were perfect, you would never feel this joy and you'd have nothing to aim for. You would wander aimlessly through life.

Your imperfections also bring variety to your life. Because you are imperfect, you change as life goes on. Process your experiences in your own unique ways and you are a little different from one day to the next.

Today, feel thankful for your imperfections
and look forward to the varied experiences and many blessings on your life journey.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How do you feel about your flaws?
2. What good things have your imperfections brought to you?
3. How can you be thankful for your flaws?

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