Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in.
What do you call a perfectionist who never seems to get it perfect?
If you have followed my blog thus far, you have probably noticed that I have grand plans, but those plans often fizzle out. I almost made it in October with my gratitude posts. It wasn't that I didn't have things to be grateful for, because I certainly did. It is more that I have a bad habit of allowing life to get in the way of my plans and goals. In this case, it was a potty-training toddler, a bottomless pit that can't sleep through the night yet baby, a husband with an erratic schedule, a crazy shedding dog, and 2 cats who make my basement smell, well, gross to put it nicely. I can't find a safe place to keep my laptop between moments I get to work on it. I have no desire to relegate myself to the cool and smelly basement.
I feel a pull to be still and active at the same time. How is that to happen? I don't know, but I feel that being perfect is not what I need to be striving for. I am going to start focusing on quality over quantity, but also knowing that if perfection is my goal, I will never be pleased.
At the start of November I began a 60 day Bible reading guide. If it doesn't get completed in 60 days, that is okay. The point is to complete it. I am well on my way. I haven't even looked at the list or the calendar to see how they compare to each other to see how I am doing on the reading plan.
Do you find yourself in this predicament? How do you cope with it? Have you mastered this issue? If so, please share how you were able to step over the perfectionist stumbling block.