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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

on "perfectionism".....


Note to self:
Not everything has to be perfect and aligned and in order....
to be beautiful.

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36 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

So very true, Dawn. It's our flaws that make us.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

What a boring world it would be. :)

CountryDreaming said...

It's an artist's minor stereotypical "flaws" peculiar to that individual's work that create that artist's style.

Hi Kooky said...

When I feel perfectionism creeping in, I like to think about all the imperfect people God used in the Bible to accomplish his plans. Moses stuttered and complained, David committed adultery and murder, Peter lied about knowing Jesus...

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I agree. I am not into perfectionism. I like things a little off, more natural I guess.

Meg said...

Amen to that! (Although I have to tell it to myself all the time!) ;)

Tracy said...

Oh my Dawn,
I was just having this conversation with another blogger about how it's so confining to be a perfectionist: UGH!!! I know and hear what you are saying in my mind, but in my heart the concept is totally foreign~
I pray someday the two of them will meet!

Gerreke said...

Great photo Dawn!!!

Alli said...

I am nominating you for the Stylish Blogger Award! Your blog is beautiful and always inspires me!

Farm Girl said...

I try really hard at not being a perfectionist. But then I snap and I kill myself trying to get everything back to the perfect state.
I knew I had a problem when my kids were small and I would put them down for a nap and crawl around with a rag and cleaner to clean the base boards. :) I mean really, who notices but me.
I need though to be a bunch more perfectionistic about my flowerbeds. My spell checker doesn't think that is a word, but I am leaving it.

Jimmy said...

You are a wise woman Dawn, if everything were aligned and in order then nothing would be perfect in my opinion :)

vintch said...

so true, and such a timely post for me today. thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful tuesday!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

thanks for the reminder ...maybe you could post this once a week for me?

Allison said...

Ooooo, I like this!

Patrice said...

Amen!

texwisgirl said...

Nice one.

Out on the prairie said...

I have my way of doing things, but know many would find them imperfect.I would be lost in my quests if everything I looked at were the same.

Cat said...

beauty is in the brokenness

love and light

Leontien said...

I Agree!!!

Trisha said...

So very true !!! It's what gives us our character :)

Farmchick said...

A lot of beauty can be found in imperfection.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Ohhhh. True statement. If only I could get that into my brain!!! Thanks for the reminder! :)

darlin said...

WHEW, thank goodness for this, I'm not at all aligned, nor perfect I've come to realize, but now at least I know that I have the chance to still be beautiful! ;-)

Awesome post Dawn!

Randy said...

It's ashamed that there are people who will never realize this until it's too late. Beautiful photo. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Deb said...

great post...very true..

Kristin said...

Ha! That's Fabulous! Thank you, xoxo

Hilary said...

It's the imperfections that are what makes beauty.

Liesl said...

Imagine if we where all like Mr Monk!!!

Rick said...

Ah, I know whereof you speak. I've been combating that 'perfectionism' gene all my life - it can be a blessing and a curse. Very good thought for today - thanks for the reminder.

(ps - there are no spelling mistakes here, right ?)

;-)

Chris said...

Very true, and it makes life easier if we have this point of view. Thanks for commenting on Clicking Around so I could find your great blog.

Lynette said...

We all need to have a few cracks...that is the only way we can let light in and out.

Jayne said...

Note to self... remember what Dawn said. :c)

Paul C said...

Focused and profound message. I can think of all kinds of applications here.

Marty said...

yes that's tru Dawn - beautiful this flower in B&W Have a nice day !

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love this! The message is a wonderful one and the photo is so well selected.

Thanks for visiting me!

Judy said...

Sometimes it's hard to remember that.