Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Insecure people cannot fail

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.



1 comment:

  1. YES!! I've been watching poor Dean's feet for years!!! ACK! Well, trying hard not to, failing, God slowly making progress in spite of myself--you know the story. Just apply what you wrote to Dean and I, too:).