Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Perfection is Annoying

When the wind messed up my hairstyle right before a speaking gig, I whined to my ten-year-old granddaughter how I'd spent 30 minutes on my hair and make-up.

"Don't worry, Grandma," she said, "People who look perfect all the time are so annoying."

I agree.

This is one reason I try to be authentic with you, sharing my faults as well as my fun side. If I try to come across as perfect, I'll only succed in annoying you.

And that's not my intent.

My goal is to help you laugh, show you more of God's grace than you saw yesterday, and share my heart with you. And maybe that means messing my hair up, so you won't feel so alone when your do is undone!

Have you ever been around someone who always looks perfect? How did that make you feel?


  1. I love your authenticity and transparency!

    I have a couple of friends who always, even at the end of a workout, look great, have great hair, etc. I've learned to love them just as they are~

  2. Haha, I love this post! Your grand daughter is so right. Perfect is unreal, we all know that, right?!

  3. I learned a long time ago that I'm not perfect and that those that think they are, aren't. Thank you for being real with us.

  4. I remember the movie "10". The male lead had to learn there are no perfect people in this world. People who try to come off as being perfect have a lot to learn.

  5. I really love this post, and you my friend.

  6. I can't say I've ever been around anyone who always looks perfect, but I sure have been around people who think they always look perfect! That did not annoy me as much as make me feel they needed to accept God more fully into their lives. I will tell you that these "perfect" people practiced no faith and generally mocked those who did. I wonder if that is why they were so bound up by the vain and fleeting--they did not accept His perfection? I pray all "perfect" people will accept God's grace when they're humble enough to do so.

    Always a treat to read your posts. Be well, Jen...


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