What is Perfect?

‘My Not So Perfect Life’ – I’ve just finished this book by Sophie Kinsella and it had me thinking about Perfection. We talk about not being perfect or having a perfect life. But what truly is this image of Perfect?
Perfect is a perspective we all take on what an ideal situation would be for us. We can become so caught up in a small issue and think if only I had ________, life would be easier. Maybe it would be easier, however there are millions maybe even billions of people in this would who struggle to find food and every day necessities for survival.
It’s easy to write and say count your blessings. But at the end of the day we’re all human and we still have complaints. Every day is a new chance to change our complaints into thanks for being given a challenge to make us stronger.
Perfection can also mean other people are not able to see fault or wrong in something you have completed. This is a dangerous statement. If we base 100 percent of our actions on what we believe other people’s reactions or comments will be after doing said action then are we really being an individual or simple moulding into societal norms?
Along the way we will make lots of mistakes, this is what life is about. But it’s also about taking an opportunity to learn and improve for the future.
Instead of dreaming of perfection we need to work with what we have and make the most out of it. Once we recognize how lucky we are for everything we have and all the challenges are are able to overcome, then we can truly appreciate  all that is available.
Happy Mindful Monday!
~ L

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