As I sit here…at the end of one of the more frustrating days I’ve had in a while, it occurs to me that going to get the German Chocolate Valium (oops, I meant to say cake 😉) won’t do much for the day I’ve had. It won’t change my productivity level, it won’t change the news I heard, or fix the mistakes I did not catch before my product went to print. It will, though, serve to provide a moment of pure joy, and that alone may well make it worth all the calories, at this point.
I’m learning something…in weight loss and in life. Perfection is a myth. True excellence is in the effort, and there are times when it’s OK to relax the effort. Like Joyce Meyer said…“sometimes it’s OK to eat the cookie and/or buy the shoes.” God will love you and I just as much, whether we do or we don’t.
If I can leave you with anything this week…it’s to treat yourself gently. Learn from me…someone who has had to work hard to extinguish acute onslaughts of self-loathing over the mistakes that I didn’t catch, changes I haven’t made, or the life I haven’t lived.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t consistently try hard…keep reaching. We absolutely should. We are worth the end result. I’m just asking that you not let yourself be hung on perfection. It’s a noose that will steal your peace, your health, and possibly your sanity.
God bless and, as always, thanks for reading!