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What is in the need for perfection?

Or the strife in having to make an extra effort?

How does one lose sight of the struggles to appreciate?

Understand that it is enough.

 

What’s the point of needing more?

Or the joy in expecting from others?

How does one lose sight of the abilities they possess?

Understand that it is enough.

 

What’s the purpose in overlooking the gifts offered?

Or the intentions offered by others?

How does one lose sight of the treasures in front of them?

Understand that it is enough.

 

After many efforts to wash dishes one handed, my brother told me to make sure to clean the plastic ladle properly so he wouldn’t have to rewash. I became very angered because in my memory, the ladle never stays still. Many questions arose in me and I tried very hard to remember that I am enough as I am. I don’t plan on giving up and I will never promise perfection. It’s a mere impossibility that drives me mad but I never say anything because there’s nothing that can be done.

After the raging emotions calmed, I recognized that he, too, was battling inside when we clashed and I’m grateful that his comment made me face long-buried emotions to give me a new way of dealing. It was a victory for me to not lash out at him, choose to step back and dive into myself. Everything happens for a reason, no matter how unpleasant the moment 🙂