Imperfection touches all areas of our lives. We don’t feel perfectly skilled for our jobs. We don’t think we’re the perfect mother or wife. Sometimes, we don’t feel like the perfect friend, or compassionate member of the community. And the more we tear ourselves down, the less we have to give.
So many women don’t celebrate their uniqueness and constantly strive for a warped idea of perfection, which does not exist.
We use the word perfect so often, when we talk about everything but ourselves:
- When someone asks us to do them a favor, even when it is not a good time. “Perfect!”
- When we look at a dress, thinking about the weight we still have to lose to fit into it. “It’s perfect!”
- When we kiss our children’s scars. “You’re perfect!”