It was with the best of intention that I set these goals but the purpose of the goals were to help me feel my best. And I must say, while I did none of the mentioned things, I am still feeling pretty great this morning. The main reason, forgiveness. I'm not going to hold it against myself that I did not do these things because the guilt or shame that would bring would only take me further from the true intention of feeling my best. Instead I am going to laugh it off and try again today.
We are not perfect. We are our own unique and warped form of perfect but none of us could or do meet the high standards of doing everything exactly right one hundred percent of the time. Unless... we redefine perfect to also mean the forgiveness of doing not what we intended but the acceptance of what we chose to do instead.
Today I am grateful for laughter. I am grateful to get those couple rounds of mantras back in before my body claimed some more much needed sleep. I'm grateful to know that I can be flawed and fabulous as my chocolate wrapper reminded me. I'm grateful to accept these days of having the best of intentions without the action to pursue it and I'm also grateful for the days when I can celebrate taking the actions to meet those intentions. I'm grateful to know today is a new day and I can make new choices. And I'm grateful to share with you all another element of my very human side.
What intentions have you been setting but not meeting? Is there a way you could tweak them to start with a goal a little easier achieved and then build up? How do you accept yourself when you fall short of your intentions?
May today bless you with love and laughter. May you find acceptance and forgiveness in any perceived flaws and may you know that you are an ever changing, undefinable, form of your own style of perfection. Have a beautiful day!!