Came across this on another blog today...
"I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.”
–Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
That person who isn't even looking at their feet? And having boatloads more fun? I call him Superman. It sometimes makes me crazy looking at both my feet AND his feet (because if I don't, who on earth will?!?! ALL FEET MUST BE WATCHED. IT'S A RULE.) but man do I appreciate the grace he has for me and the love he has for life. I do a really good job of killing that in him some a lot of the time, and I don't want to, because it's everything I truly love about him.