I guess I am a slow learner.
Having finally realized there is a learning curve for everything, I am free from the bondage of perfection.
Looking back I can see now that I gave up too quickly on many things.
Things that I've since returned to and found to be wonderful.
I missed out on them all these years.
The upside to my perfection is that I didn't continue to struggle with things for the wrong reason.
Sometimes the wisest thing you can do is 'give up'.
Having the wisdom to discern is key.
So treat yourself like a well loved friend or child.
I am often a cheerleader or offer the figurative cup of cold water to people in my life or who cross my path.
Giving myself the same kind treatment is a positive thing.
Give it a try. You just might be amazed in the difference it can make in your life.