If I made a list of all my
faults today, how long would it take, and how lengthy
would it be?
Chances are, I'd discover that
I'm often harder on myself than anyone else is. I see
things as faults that others see as natural, and often
wonderful parts of who I am. My physical appearance is
probably one of the things that falls into this category,
but there are likely many others - such as the way I
laugh, sing, cry, talk, etc.
The more time I spend bemoaning
faults that are actually just a unique part of who I am,
the less time I have to spend changing those things that
cause me problems, and others too. Perhaps the biggest
fault I have is being too hard on myself, and I even kick
myself for that!
Just for Today
Today I'll stop belittling
myself over just one thing I thought was a fault,
but is really just a part of my specialness. It may be my
appearance, my laugh, or any other characteristic that is
In making my list of my
"imperfections" shorter, some wonderful things
may happen. I'll become less defensive with my partner, and
more able to accept their perceived faults. And I'll also
become more accepting of my own imperfections.
Doing so will help me make
changes that really add more happiness to our
relationship. I may be surprised to see my happiness and
my partner's improve, just by seeing my "faults"
in a new light!
My imperfections and failures are as
much of a blessing from God as my successes and talents,
and I lay them both at His feet. - Gandhi
Tip by Bernd Hansen of Relationshipweb