"Perfectionism is simply an addiction to control and a refusal to accept imperfection in some human endeavor." - Colleen Carroll Campbell, The Heart of Perfection
And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren.
It's hard not to dream of greener grass while you're standing in the brown stuff and to trust that you're not missing out on something.
Here's a roundup of couple of things I've been particularly savoring this April
Plants bloom at different times. If every plant bloomed at the same time, we'd never be able to constantly enjoy the beauty of flowers. So, too, our lives bloom at different times, and I think in His infinite plan of love, God designs it that way so we can always have moments of joy, even in the midst of tragedy.
If people aren’t happy with our best effort, there’s nothing that we can give that’s going to make them happy. And if we are not happy with the best effort that others give us, there's nothing that others can give us that's going to make us happy.
Jesus welcomes the lost son home happily with a feast, finds the lost coin with rejoicing, and takes back the lost sheep with joy. Jesus's mercy is abundant, and our goal is to imitate that absurdly abundant mercy to one another.