Jul 27, 2009

No Perfect People Allowed

Going on a walk with my mom I realize that all of my music tones and pictures are deleted off of my phone. Five minutes ago everything was fine. In a huff I get frustrated, say a bad word, and walk even faster. Then I get home and my brother discovers that he accidentally popped out my memory chip. Problem solved!

No Perfect People Allowed

Going through some of my old purses in my room I stumble across my favorite sun glasses that I misplaced when I was 16 years old. Walking out of my room I yell at my brother, "See! I told you I never lost them!"

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My dad is concerned about the food getting cold and hence becomes a little grumpy due to his back pain. My mom and I ignore his grumpiness and try to remain positive and enjoy our meal. We understand that he is in pain and that is why he is so concerned about dinner not getting cold. Afterward he feels bad and tries to be his chipper self again. But...I see the pain on his face and worry.

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One of my childhood friends during my family bbq explains to me that it is so difficult finding a job right now. She moved home to help her parents care for her grandparents, but had to sacrifice her job in the process. She wouldn't trade the time with her family for the world though, she loves being with them and is thankful to help out in anyway that she can.

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Today I arrive to work and learn that there are a few mishaps that I need to clear up. One person I am communicating with in particular is very demanding and rude. I try my best to solve the problem and make them happy to create positive customer service and represent my company the best I can.

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Big Kiddo informs me that his mediation (he has been going through legal matters) did not go well today. He is really sad and wants things to be resolved. I try to be the best girlfriend I can be by encouraging him. I also tell him I am praying for his peace of mind and that he makes the right decision.

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I still feel unsettled about some of my friendships right now, but I know God is in charge. I know that everything will work itself out and that time will show if the relationship will withstand the weathering of the storm.

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Lately I have been learning that beauty is in imperfection and that there are no perfect people allowed. After all, we are imperfect human beings. We make mistakes, we are grumpy, and events don't go exactly how we wanted them to go...

All I know is that we can look at life in a depressing way, or we can cope with hardships with a grain of salt. We can choose to look beyond life's hardships and look at life through heaven's eyes. We can realize that there are no perfect people allowed. God loves the imperfect and knows what is best in any circumstance. All I need to do is trust and hope that everything will be okay. I will not allow life to suck out my joy. If you choose to believe that there is a rainbow around the corner instead of trying to perfect every situation, life goes a lot smoother. Life might throw you some wonderful, imperfect moments.

No Perfect People Allowed

47 comments :

  1. i find perfection and the quest for perfection a waste of time

    we are who we are and that makes us interesting and unique

    by all vying for perfection, we all just try step off the same conveyor belt of normality. which is sad

    good post x

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  2. Long live imperfection!! Great post.

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  3. This is a great post. Its true: looking at the brighter side makes any situation easier.

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  4. Thabks for this post! So very true! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend :)

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  5. I agree with Sarah. I myself am not going for "perfect," 'cause it takes away the fun and spontaneity of life.

    Another great post from you! :)

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  6. I love reading your posts. I can tell what a genuine person you are and how you try your best to do what you can to show people you care. you're right, we're all imperfect ppl...we're going to say and do the wrong thing. things aren't always going to work out as planned. i try to be as positive as you and take each day as it comes. Each dayI hope for the best and stay prepared for the worst. :)beautiful post!

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  7. hello there (:
    you are really pretty.

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  8. Very well said. No perfect people allowed! Love the pic of you and your friend, you have such purty eyes!!!

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  9. Lovely post, hon. God sees our flaws but loves us anyway, we're here to progress and when we make mistakes He knows the righteous desires of our hearts. Sending your dad, BK and you prayers :) xx

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  10. That was a refreshing read ^^

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  11. I want you to know this post helped me alot with an issue I'm going through right now with a friend.

    It's different when you hear it coming from someone else instead of thinking it yourself lol

    Great post! :)

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  12. It's such a great post, honey! You are absolutely right about loving imperfection and savouring every moment of your life instead of wasting your life trying to make everything and everyone perfect - this would be crazy and, frankly, boring. :)
    By the way, the movie was good. It was different, but addictive to watch and does make you think. I also thought Penélope Cruz, apart from being a great actress, was absolutely stunning.

    xxx

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  13. Great thoughts...perfect would also be very BORING and we would not get those sweet blessing from unexpected unplanned events!

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  14. AnonymousJuly 28, 2009

    What a great post! It is so true and it's something that we all need to remember. As for your friend, she has made an incredible sacrifice, and for that I believe that God will pay her pick in due time for all she has done to help others.

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  15. I have crafted a life based on imperfection and I have gotten by just fine...hehehehe...

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  16. perfection is boring. imperfection is what makes us human.
    -indigo

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  17. i like this and definitely agree!! perfect is too boring anyway...life is messy and some messes can be beautiful even if you can't see it at that moment...

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  18. you've just gotta go with being the best self you can! Life is not perfect and there will always be curve balls... perfection is a myth... plain and simple ;)

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  19. Aw, you're so sweet :) Anytime, hon, that's what friends are for :) Muuuuuah!

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  20. The japanese calls it Wabi-sabi; perfectly imperfect...I like that!

    xo*

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  21. awesome awesome post lady. and so true. i had once seeked perfection ...a perfect life with perfect people...but when life threw me some very tough obstacles i learned that seeking that perfection was the least important. i keep saying this quote since i heard it so i will share it with you...

    "being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. it means that you've decided to look pass the imperfections."

    i love it.

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  22. Love this! And so true. Perfection just sets you up for disappointment and failure. I try to remind myself this constantly - not easy for a Type A like me!

    You're the best missy.

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  23. This is a great post! I keep repeating No Perfect People Allowed in my head...very inspiring and such a great reminder love. Thank you! XO

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  24. That is the beauty of life..., we can choose to focus on whatever we want! Negative or positive, it's up to us.

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  25. You're so right! I find that a lot of times the IMPERFECTIONS of the people I'm close to make them so much more lovable!

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  26. You have such a lovely attitude!

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  27. you have such a wonderful outlook...inspiring, really.

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  28. what an uplifting post, it really makes imperfection sound better than perfection, you are such a great writer.

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  29. Your right, it's up to us how we choose to react to life's pressures, and hey, we are not perfect and sometimes they do get the better of us. One thing I've learnt is a sense of humor is SO important.

    xxx

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  30. Oh I just saw your comments, I laughed at the, hurrying to get onto fairytales, your so funny.

    The dress was by Tibi, a few girls liked that one.

    xxxx

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  31. Words of wisdom my dear. Great post!

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  32. you're amazing. this is such an amazing post and i just love how you could have rambled on about hwo things didnt go your way but instead decided to make it into a positive. you make me happy :) ive said that millions of times before but its true! love u :)

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  33. Yet again- another truly amazing post. I SO love this.

    You spoke the truth - all we can do is trust and hope.
    We are all imperfect and like a reader said - long live imperfection! What would life be without it.

    I'm unsettled too on certain things and truly believe in time everything will work out for the best..So remember that with your friendships that are stormy right now.

    xo

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  34. AnonymousJuly 28, 2009

    I love finding beauty in imperfection! What a beautiful and inspirational post!
    Cheers!

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  35. I know that God has control over every aspect of our lives. Our relationships, our habits and our personalities are all in His hands. Beautiful post.

    xo
    Sophie

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  36. Great post!! Being imperfect is perfect.

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  37. This is such a great post! I think imperfection is beautiful. If things were too perfect, life wouldn't be so much fun! Hope you enjoyed your stay here at Utah!! clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  38. Hey girl! I found your blog! SO glad I did :) Love imperfection but catch myself being a perfectionist. Great post girl...I'll be back!

    xo,
    Jessica

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  39. I love how you wrote this and I swear every time you tell a story I can relate to it! I always worry that I'm not doing a good enough job and how I wish I was smarter, etc. On my job I feel so insecure a lot of the time but you know what? I should take it like a grain of salt like you said. Nobody can be everything all the time!

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  40. Once again, completely in love with your post! Everything you touch upon is SO true. Imperfection is okay, and no matter what, having family and friends by our side throughout the process is what makes it all worth it!

    :) XOXO

    P.s. You look gorgeous in the pic with your friend love!

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  41. Well said darling, perfection is good, life is better, enjoy it to the fullest.

    Duchess xx

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  42. I like your examples and sense that you are strong enough to weather the storms and change what you need for the better and keep and improve on goodness.

    Regarding the friends, seeing things through their eyes, right or wrong, helps bridge differences. I pray your Dad feels better soon and that your friend's legal troubles go away.

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  43. You're such a sweet person. I'm sorry things are not going well right now. You are right. There are no perfect people. Keep your chin up! Hope things get better with your dad and boyfriend. Great post!

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  44. Beautiful post, just what I needed today :)

    E

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  45. Nicely said- love your blog

    www.KellyAnnStudio.com

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  46. i love that you are imperfect. i live in an imperfect world...because i admit i'm not perfect, i have more fun. i see the fun and goodness from my imperfections. i will only be friends with people who share their imperfections. i only have time for honesty...that's how i try to live...it's more fun. it's hard to look at our own imperfections sometimes....but it feels better to acknowledge them than try to hide them... they saying "you're as sick as your secrets"...hopefully, my honesty keeps me healthy. my blog is all about me not being perfect...thank you for your honesty!

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