Like so many other things in my life, this wall is still undone.
I’m sure I’m not the only one with things left undone.
But it’s not that piece that gets me; it’s the voice in my head that in order to do a project well and good and lovely, it needs to be done in a certain way and time frame.
“Do it perfect,” it whispers.
“Not right,” the voice reminds me in my thoughts before bed.
Most days I wonder why I listen to this voice – this little naggy, uptight voice – at all.
So a little something for all of us to remember when the voice of perfection gets too loud:
You can have it all, just not all at the same time. Or, in my wall scenario here, for me, not within in a day, maybe. Unless you bring in lots of help.
For you with little ones: Hold tight. The years go quickly, but the moments last forever.
And one day (this story I’m preaching to myself) you’ll have shiny clean floors, new carpet, and well, perhaps a freshly painted house.
But right now?
Time to rejoice in the life here. Fingerprints everywhere. Toys on floors. Chortles of laughter through the hallways with the terrible carpets.
And a real-life reminder that contentment and fulfillment never mentioned anything about perfection.