…and On We Go



“Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t  stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

~Neil Gaiman

I’m sure I’ll have a list of new (old) goals and resolutions before the day is out.

I’m big on fresh starts, turning over a new leaf, beginning again.

As a child, I was the one – when things didn’t go as planned – crying, “Let’s start over!”

Certainly there are encounters I wish I could re-do. Days that could have been better spent.

Hell, there are entire chapters of my life I wish I could over-write!

My list, I’m sure, will reflect all of that. More patience, organization,  devotion to heath  and heart and spirit, more letter writing…less sloth, mindlessness and temper.

For this moment, on this first morning of 2013, though, I want to sit here at peace with myself.

I want to embrace this person that I am, with all of my short-comings and all of my flaws.

I want to be comfortable with my mistakes, past, present and future.

I want to love myself for the flawed, good-hearted being that I am, nothing more.

Simple acceptance.

May you find it, too!

18 responses »

  1. Those flaws in ourselves are so hard to accept, and we often fear others won’t accept them either. But we are perfect, in the divine scheme of things, just as we are. Wonderful musings, Cindy.

  2. Oh, Cindy, there’s so much to be said for accepting ourselves for who we are. I need to do more of it myself. Sorry to have been away from the blogosphere over the holidays. Hope I’ve not missed too many of your wonderful posts.

    • Thank you, Shelley! i never really thought of it as a writing style until you said so. I was trying only to inject a bit more of a pause. When I’m writing for public speaking, I write that way so that I take a breath. Your writing is lovely, so I much appreciate your comments!

  3. I think this post is one of my favourites, “make mistakes” – it’s something I’ve got to accept that I do !!
    Thank you Cindy for the inspiration, wishing you a very happy new year, Claire x

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