Tag Archives: perfection

FMM 7 7 17 Soul Ajar

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” ~ Emily Dickinson. My mother once got prayed against.  In an open church.  By Deacon Morris.  I have noticed that I tend to write more stories of my mother than my father.  But perhaps it is because if you know my father, you are […]

FMM 5 5 17 Warts and All

“Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss.”~Nathaniel Branden. For those of us born in the baby boomer generation, most of our childhood photos were taken in school.  Cameras were not common place.  Photos took days to be developed.  What you saw was what you got.  And although we may […]

FMM 12 4 15 Life Goes On

“A woman is like a tea-bag: you don’t know how strong she is  until you put her in hot water” ~Eleanor Roosevelt.  One day recently my mother wondered out loud: “How did I get such strong daughters?”   I am not sure what had prompted this comment, but I could only reply: “Look who raised us!”  […]

FMM 11 21 14 Spiritual Whiplash

  “Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.  Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.  This is the ultimate.”~ Zhuangzi Going on vacation can be a big problem.  There are those who have a really hard time transitioning from their normal hectic routine to the lesser demands of recreation.  The […]

FMM 2 14 14 Speed and Accuracy

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well” ~ Catherine Jones I learned to touch-type on a manual typewriter in a class taught by my mother.  She didn’t joke, that lady, you came into her class to gain a skill, and if your intentions were to fool around and waste an hour, […]

FMM 3 22 13 Striving for Perfection

‘Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.’ ~ Harriet Braiker.  Does someone reside inside your head, whispering that you should be perfect? Is there a critic who reviews your work, constantly giving you uninvited advice? I usually introduce myself to a new class by telling them there are two things they should […]