perfection

It would be perfect if we didn’t worry and if money were no obstacle.  It would be
perfect if the house cleaned itself and the dishes put themselves away.  It would be
perfect if hurts didn’t hurt and words never wounded.  It would be perfect if jeans
never felt overly snug and if clothing never needed washing. It would be perfect
if the squirrel didn’t eat all the birdseed before the birds had their chance and if
the branches that drop after a windstorm arranged themselves neatly in a pile.
It would be perfect if the weather accommodated our desires and if we took better
care of our dear Earth.  It would be perfect if everyone were kind and imagined
what it feels like to walk in another’s shoes.  It would be perfect if we stopped trying
for perfect and, instead, resoled our shoes, refolded our hearts, and said thank you.


P.S. New dates are listed for June’s gathering…a little quiet, a guided visualization, freewriting. Hop over here to sign up. If you subscribe to my Monthly Notes, remember the discounted link I sent in the June Note!

P.P.S. Barbara and I have a new quote and photos to share with you right here.

10 thoughts on “perfection

  1. All of this is so true, Michelle, and a reminder to be kind to ourselves as well. I wish I could attend the June writing session but Rob and I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in New Hampshire. I miss being with the group! xoxo

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