Not Seeking Perfection!

by Kathy Sykes on August 29, 2012 · 6 comments

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What do you see when you look at this picture? (insert your words or phrases here)

Now let me tell you what this picture really shows:

1. A Mom and Dad attending their son’s preschool graduation

2. A woman who had driven around town all day trying to find the “right” preschool graduation gift for her son

3. A woman who was also creating a new blog, having a business meeting and hosting out-of-town company that same weekend

4. A man who had just worked the night shift and trying to stay awake for a program and celebratory lunch

5. A woman who had worked full-time all week, had to clean the entire house for out-of-town guests and was completely exhausted

5. A couple who were irritated with each other because we were tired and too busy and just plain over each other at this point

I seek to be authentic and I do not want to pretend the my life is perfect and easy all of the time. In actuality, it is not easy most of the time, but with God’s grace, my good days outweigh my bad days. For the sake of ourselves, our spirits, our children and our lives, we must always be true to what is real. No one benefits from not being authentic and honest.

Too many people see what’s on the outside and try to emulate their lives after that, but it is not real. I believe this is one of the causes of a high divorce rate. No one is being “real” with new couples. There are going to be ups and downs and downs. And life can hand you things that you are not expecting or not ready for. Then what do you do?

Seek out people who are “truth tellers” (I got that term from a blog friend Tina at Girl With A New Life). You can only learn from true stories and never lies.

Your testimony can mean the world to someone. Don’t hide it. Share it!

 

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda Kirk August 29, 2012 at 6:12 am

So glad you figured it out

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Kathy Sykes August 29, 2012 at 8:33 am

Long time ago just putting it out into the universe!

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Baby Shopaholic August 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

I totally agree with you. Folks look and assume you have a perfect life. They don’t know that I don’t sleep, bills, Family drama… etc.

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Kathy Sykes August 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

Yes, things are not always as they seem!

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Sharon O September 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Thank you for the honesty, but really if you both went for the little one, that is all that matters. They don’t care if we are tired, grumpy or sad, they care if we show up.

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Kathy Sykes September 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Thanks for your response Sharon.

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