The Perfection of Imperfection

“Imperfection is the universal quality of being human.” ~M2bH

Have you ever looked out at the majestic beauty of a mountain range? Ever notice how some mountains are taller than others? Have you ever gotten frustrated at the lack of symmetry across the landscape?

Ever notice in the lush beauty of a forest or jungle how some trees are taller than others? Ever think those smaller trees are just sub-par and need to be cut down to add beauty to the scene?

You see, we are all different, doing different things, living different lives, coming to this point in time, right now as you read these words from different trajectories with different backgrounds and circumstances.

So why do we think we all need to do the same things, look the same way, act like everyone else and live the same lives? The obvious answer is that we don’t!

We are marvelously imperfect beings, tripping here and stumbling there as we make our way through the fog of life.

We sometimes manage to get one or two things right. But we’re usually slightly off course, sometimes lost, but always working our way back, looking for the path we wandered from.

And that’s the point to living anyway. If we were all angels, then we would all be, well, angels. But we’re not. We’re humans living on an unredeemed globe, bumping into each other from time to time, trying to get our bearings while living meaningful lives.

So stop condemning yourself when you bruise your integrity or dent your moral sense or trip and stumble over your values.

Smile. Maybe even chuckle a little at your moral clumsiness.

Then get back up, brush off your knees, put whatever band-aid is needed on whatever part of life is bleeding, and get back at it. And, in the meantime, feel good about being one of those people who cares enough to try.

Too many don’t, you know.

As a matter of fact, the world would be a much better place if there were more people just like you!