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Our son was setting up his office during the holidays. (I can still feel the aching muscles!) We found a box of laminate that had imperfections. We did not return the whole order but set this box aside and later got a refund.
It is interesting that we don't buy a house because everything about it is perfect. We still go see the Jet's play hockey despite the fact they win only 50% of the time. We keep friends despite the fact they do things that sometimes bug us. Artist's draw, paint, create something and we say, "I could have done that!" It's because doing it perfectly was not the point at all. We all read cartoons that are not drawn perfectly and think nothing of it.
In fact to assist my art students and their lack of artistic confidence I constantly remind them that drawing something "perfectly" is not the point of the art work they are to be doing.
Let's be kind and reasonable with ourselves as we evaluate our lives during this new year season. We cannot and will not ever be perfect. We do fail. Some days we will be tired and feel like we can't go and exercise like we resolved to do. That after a few days into January we ate that desert, candy or chocolate we resolved we would not eat in 2014. That within a few days into this -30, icy road situation we over-reacted negatively to our spouse's back seat driving advice which we had resolved not to do in 2014!
My advice is to remember your life is actually an abstract work of art within an abstract world. It will make things much easier and you'll have much more fun. First, no one or anything is perfect as we've just proven. Also, intention itself carries a lot of points. Finally, know that you have already been successful in fulfilling some of your resolutions, which means you have already been imperfectly successful. You fit right into the universe of abstraction and imperfection! Feel better? Good. It's going to be a great year.
Happy New Year to you and your abstractness of life!