Sara Westbrook emailed some thoughts about perfection which inspired me to reflect on my own imperfections. As much as I agree that nobody is perfect, I still struggle with my imperfections.
I believe that mistakes are human and opportunities for learning. However, our society frowns on mistakes and we often succumb to our previous experiences that mistakes are to be avoided at all costs.
John Maxwell speaks of having ‘Grace’ with ourselves and others. I think we have to learn how to have grace with ourselves when we make mistakes and are imperfect and then possibly we can have grace with others and forgive their imperfections.
Being okay with my imperfections is and will continue to be my goal for myself and others.