Happiness & Being Perfect
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. ~ Hugh Mackay
So there’s a post going around on the web that I really like although if I tried I could interpret as being directed at someone like me. It pokes fun at all of those posts on your Facebook page, like this one, that talks about how to improve your life. The article is Bad Advice Wednesday: 12 Habits of People Who Don’t Give a Shit About Your Inner Peace , a warning there’s a good number of f-bombs in the article so if that kind of language offends you stay clear.
The pieces basic message is solid, you see the main message really is that it’s ok not to be perfect, that although we should all strive to be happier, healthier, thinner, kinder, as much as we should all be volunteering for charity every week and being kinder to strangers, children and puppies, it’s ok to not be perfect as well. A great line from the piece:
Be incessantly curious about the world around you! Experience art, science, beauty, and nature! But stop beating yourself up on those nights when you just want to sit your ass on the couch and watch reruns of Friends.
I post here each week and try to help you, and a bit selfishly me, find ways to be happier in our lives. The messages that I move forward are ideals, do I expect you or me to reach the idealistic heights that I express, not necessarily. However, we all need something to strive for, we need a direction, assistance in order to become a better and specifically with what I do, a happier person. What is important is that we try, and if we try, as pointed out in the piece, it’s ok if time to time we fall down. If you’ve been eating right for weeks and suddenly find yourself face down in a dozen donuts you’ve slipped. You have to forgive yourself for the slip or you compound the error by also beating on yourself, which makes you feel bad, which makes it more likely you’ll slip again.
So the message today is try, and if you’re trying remember it’s ok that you’re not perfect and when you aren’t perfect and you slip, remember to be kind to yourself and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
OTHER PIECES YOU MIGHT ENJOY…
Happiness Resources: The Power of Hugs
Happiness Resources: Zen Habits
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