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Sunday, December 26, 2021

Be Present, Not Perfect by Laura Hunsaker

 This past year and a half has been hard in so many ways, and this year, with Christmas just having past, feels like it's driving in the point of how much I missed.

I feel like I've procrastinated so many things I normally wouldn't, and I've missed out on things I typically wouldn't. I was feeling pretty down this year. I mean, I didn't even send out Christmas cards! First time in almost 20 years that I didn't send out Christmas cards!

I was setting up my planner for the week, getting ready for the New Year, when I came across as sticker that said, "Be Present, Not Perfect." That one really hit home for me. I don't need it to be perfect, I need to be present in my life, in my family's lives. But it doesn't have to be perfect. I think this is my new motto.

I know it's not quite New Year's Day yet, but I think that my New Year's Resolution is to be present, not perfect.

How about you? Are you a New Year's resolution type person? Do you set them and forget them? 

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  1. I am so there with you. I am so tired of struggling, because virtually everything IS a struggle right now. I think I'll join your "present not perfect" club. Happy New Year!

  2. Yes, I'm all in for "Present not perfect." I think this last year for writers was a less than a stellar one. Let's all start over in the new year. Happy New Year!

  3. I really love that Laura- In my case, old habits are hard to break. I have programmed my brain to be constantly "on". Work during the day, sew or write at night, weekends are housework and grandkids, maybe yard work or household fix it projects- I rarely indulge in the guilty pleasure of TV and only then if I am multi-tasking. I was just thinking tonight that I need to give up something- besides sleep. Have a peaceful and blessed New Year!

    1. haha! Who needs sleep, right? ;) just kidding! I hope we all can have a peaceful New Year!

  4. That's a wonderful mantra for the times right now. Thank you!

  5. I'm all for present, not perfect. :) I try too hard to be perfect sometimes...but no one is perfect and that is ok. I must just tell my brain that.This past year have been hard for me as well. I was feeling low. My uncle got cancer last year but on Christmas Eve I learned he was free from it. Best gift ever! i hope 2022 will be a great year!


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