If You’re Not Making Any Mistakes…

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“If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough.”

My husband learned that phrase in his years of working in the construction trades. He ends up repeating the phrase to me that — a lot. His consolation applies to so much of life. My life.

We are apt to make mistakes. That is part of our human nature. Despite our best human efforts, we will fall short. But, no baby that ever learned to walk did it without falling down — many times.

I need the reminder that I am prone to mistakes, that it is par for the course. And the reminder that it’s okay to cut myself some slack.

I’m giving myself grace this week. I hope you are, too.

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  1. Oh, I love this. I also watched a Steven Hawking program recently where he points out that literally nothing in our universe is perfect, and it is this truth that allows our universe to exist at all. So our imperfections and inability to do anything completely perfectly is natural and actually quite beautiful if you think about it.

  2. I needed that today also, thanks so much. I love how Life as Mom unites and encourages moms, which is such a joy and comfort.

  3. I would guess that you’re at least partially talking about the coffee cake recipe…don’t sweat it! All of the fantastic recipes and advice more than make up for it…we had the coffee cake (minus the milk!) yesterday for breakfast, and for dinner today, I pulled your pizza dough and pizza sauce out of the freezer. YUM! I love your blog and recipes. Keep up the great work. 🙂

    1. Ha! He did say it after that fiasco. LOL. But, he has to tell me it a lot. 🙂 I make a lot of mistakes.

  4. Once again, what I needed to hear (or read?) right when I needed it. Thanks so much for all you do. HUGS!

  5. I really needed to hear this right now. Some weeks are just flat out harder than others…and some weeks I just want to give up trying. But posts like this encourage me to pick myself up and TRY AGAIN. So simple and yet so profound. thank you.