My Daughter’s Gift #3

Blue JarIn the blue jar that my daughter gave me for Christmas last year was the below poem written by Courtney A. Walsh. I love what it says that we are “flawed and fabulous” and that love “doesn’t require the condition of perfection.” So stop trying to look for perfection because it does not exist. As Jane Fonda says “We are not meant to be perfect. We are meant to be whole.”

Courtney’s poem says that love “only asks that you show up.” I think that is true for life too. Show up for your life everyday and be present. Enjoy the ups and downs and turns because all those twisty turning roads leads you to where you are supposed to be right now. Right here. Living in this very moment.

Enjoy this moment as it is. Not perfect but real. Live and enjoy life. Learn love, be love and give love. Love your flaws because they are beautiful and what makes you whole! As my daughter says “JUST BE YOU!” Nothing else is needed. 🙂

Dear Human by Courtney A. Walsh

Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong.
You didn’t come here to master unconditional love.
That is where you came from and where you’ll return.
You came here to learn personal love.
Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love.
Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love.
Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often.
You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are.
You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.
And then to rise again into remembering.
But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.
Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives.
It doesn’t require modifiers.
It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.
It only asks that you show up. And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry
and hurt and heal and fall and get back up
and play and work and live and die as YOU.
It’s enough. It’s Plenty.

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