Imperfection Is Beautiful

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Years ago I started to make this board for my family to share how what we see around this time of year is significance to the Christmas story.

As I started making it my two oldest were about 3 and 4. They asked to help.

I honestly cringed on the inside. I wanted to make this board and make it beautiful.

I gulped down my discomfort and said yes. They had so much fun glueing and coloring. They were experiencing joy while I admittedly was cringing at times within because it wasn’t what I had hoped for.

You know why?

I was seeking perfection.
They found joy in imperfection, which in their eyes was perfection.

All these years later, we still put this out every year to read through each envelope. And when I look at it, my heart smiles because it IS beautiful. Not because it is the most visually appealing, but because my kids hands were a part of making it.

I share this with you today because maybe you too have moments where perfection robs you of the fun and joy that is available.

I invite you to join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we all see the beauty in imperfection. It allows us to let go of the tension that can come with trying to be perfect and allows us to freely experience the joy available to us, and others.

Wishing you a joyful day💕🙏💕

With love and hope,