I slip up all the time. I have so many flaws it is crazy to think about them all! I do stupid things all of the time, I don’t consider myself a stupid person I just do stupid things. The biggest “problem” which I don’t really feel is the right word, but it would be that I do all of these stupid things and mistakes with a smile on my face. I really enjoy my mistakes.
One thing I always remind myself is that nobody is perfect. Especially me! Not being perfect is an incredible gift of being human. We get to experience something new all of the time. We get to mess up and try again. We always get at least one second chance.
Recently a friend messed up, she quit her job in a really bad way. Not like ruin the company bad, but in a way where she may not get a good reference from this job so she may not want to put it on her list of places she has worked. She was frustrated and just quit via text message right before her shift. The thing is, she isn’t a bad person, she just does stupid things. She feels bad because this one is on her, but it is okay, she woke up again today and got to experience another wonderful day of life.
These are life lessons. Don’t beat yourself up, don’t get mad at that person who just cut you off on the road, they have their own issues going on. You’re not alone in messing up, we all do it. We all drive a little bad every now and then (some more than others) we all make bad decisions which affect others. There is a bumper sticker which says it best, “Shit Happens.”
Think about this for a minute, and I really do mean think about this. There are billions of people on this planet and I don’t think there are two people who think the exact same thing about everything. My wife and I have been together 20 years and we have an amazing relationship, we always disagree! But I have learned so much by being with her and I wouldn’t change a thing! I am friends with many different types of people. I have a friend who is a very closed minded Atheist, another who is a very open minded Atheist. One who is a practicing Wiccan Witch and another who is a Youth Pastor in the Philippines. These are all people who I do not believe in the same beliefs as but I am deeply inspired by. We can all exist together, we can all be wrong together. We can all be right together. Maybe there are so many different religions because we need to learn different lessons in life? We all exist for a reason, even if you think you don’t, you do inspire someone in your life. Maybe this is your reason.
My point in all of this rambling, stop trying to be perfect. Don’t try to be what others think you should be. Just be you because you are perfect the way you are, with all of your flaws and with all of your mistakes. Maybe you make mistakes because you parents need to learn how to set boundaries with you? Maybe you’re actually doing them a favor? A great way to look at it if you’re currently grounded!
There are so many other topics I want to bring up in this post but I feel it would become more of a novel rather than a blog post. I want to leave you with this, if you’ve made it this far. Be happy with yourself, even for just a moment. Look at yourself in the mirror and say “I love you, you idiot.” Even if you don’t mean it right now, just do it, I triple dog dare you! Love who you are, enjoy every mistake you make and embrace the experience. May you wake up tomorrow to make another mistake and to smile and to laugh out loud!