Life is not unified or balanced, despite our best efforts as human beings.


You have the best intentions. Your motivation is off the charts today. You lay out your best plan of action in the history of action plans. But as soon as tomorrow comes, all of those ideas seem to fade and your energy levels just aren’t there.

It happens to the best of us, doesn’t it? What are we lacking? Self-control? Determination? Resistance? Perseverance?

Some people seem to have it all together. They got the workout routine down. They nailed the healthy eating. Their houses are immaculate. And everything about them is just…perfect.

We all want that perfection. We see it. We recognize it. We desire it. What we fail to realize is how much work and attention to detail goes into perfection. It doesn’t happen in a day, a week, or even a month. It doesn’t happen in a year. It happens in a lifetime.

Perfect people sacrifice much of their lives for the sake of their lifestyle. They make the hard choices every single day. They fight against laziness, ease, and comfort to have the sort of pristine life we envy. And another aspect we fail to consider is this life comes with its own unique challenges and hardships.

So instead of being jealous, take a moment to be thankful for the zen qualities you already own in your life. Take a good hard look at yourself and find the things that make you unique. It’s fine to strive for perfection, but is it really worth letting it consume you?

Remember, it might not even be perfection we desire, but unification.


Thought for today.

This has been,

Fanny T. Crispin