You know I admire women who don’t care what people think about them…..unfortunately I’m not one of them and I don’t think I’m alone. I am noticing a trend. Why is it that as women we are so hard on ourselves. We berate ourselves if we don’t have the perfectly organized house, the perfectly clean home, the perfect appearance, the most well behaved children and so on and so on. Why is it that we care so much about pleasing others? Why isn’t pleasing God enough? I’m quite certain God doesn’t care what my hair looks like but for some reason I can’t seem to leave my house unless I’m perfectly coiffed. There’s that word again. “Perfectly”….I despise that word. None of us are perfect. Period. Is it wrong to aspire to be perfect though? I suppose it depends on our motivation and our heart. Certainly it can’t be okay if we are only concerned by how others are judging us. When it comes to organizing so many of us are overwhelmed and discouraged by our moutains of clutter but lets make sure we want to change for the right reasons and not beat ourselves up if someone thinks less of us for it. Getting organized means freeing up time to spend on the things that really matter….spirituality, emotional well-being, physical health and loving relationships. These are the things that matter and that should motivate us…..not what others are thinking of us.
Now if you’ll excuse me I must go do my hair….