I have a confession to make!
I’m a huge fan of a Channel 4’s TV programme called ‘Come Dine with Me’. For those of you who don’t know, it features 4/5 volunteer hosts who take it in turns to entertain one another to dinner. At the end of the week they award £1,000 to the ‘host with the most’, so to speak.
The highest marks are usually 9 out of 10, very rarely is a ’10’ awarded, for most of us who cook know that such a mark would be unrealistic. It leaves no room for improvement.
It’s the same with us.
We strive for perfection. We look in the mirror and see all our flaws; we cook a meal and beat ourselves up when the result is not exactly like the picture in the cookery book; we want our hair to look exactly like the magazine photo… I’m sure you can add many more examples.
Why can we not achieve perfection?
Because, in my view, it simply doesn’t exist.
Think about it for a moment. Even in nature, if we look closely we’ll see broken petals on a beautiful pansy, a black spot on an exquisite rose, moss in a lawn. In fact, I believe it’s our imperfections that make us beautiful, just as the broken petals only add to the beauty of the flower.
Whatever you strive for today, be realistic in your expectations.
- Cooking for guests? You know the answer…
- Getting ready to go out for the evening? You know the answer…
- Spring cleaning your home? You know the answer…
And what about me?
- Building my blog? I know the answer…
‘No garden is without its weeds.’ Thomas Fuller