As my wise eldest son Anson says, “Perfect is a clingy thing.” Oh mercy. Yes she is.
Perfection always starts hanging around in my head and heart again around Christmas. How do I know she’s made an entrance this year? Because I feel like I want to bite the head off a snake today. (I’m trying not to imagine myself biting the head off of any of my loved ones, but they might be in danger. Just keepin’ it real.)
I’m testy because I’m behind. See this empty corner in my office?
That’s the new spot for the Christmas tree this year. The tree skirt on the floor might replace my 20-year-old one… or it might go back to Homegoods. Sigh.
I’ve seen all your pictures on Facebook. I know you’re all decorated, and you’ve probably finished shopping too. I love you. Truly I do. But today, because of Perfect’s meddling ways, I’m tempted to hate you.
I need to do something drastic to break up with Perfect all over again, so let’s start a movement. I’m going to focus on relationships instead of trying to create my own perfection, and I’m going to document it so that I’ll pay attention.
I’d love for you to join me! Here’s how…
Every time you choose relationship with God and others over perfection, let’s leave a picture on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with #BreakingUpWithPerfect. Let’s encourage each other to keep our hearts focused on Jesus and serving others with great love and joy this Christmas! Who’s with me? I’ll be watching the hashtags and commenting!
(On Monday’s blog post I’ll roll out the goodies involved. Yes, a movement must have goodies. 🙂 )