The Perfect Cup

The Perfect Cup

it is time for me to see the flaws of myself and stop being alarmed

it is time for me to halt my drive for perfection and to accept my blemishes

it is time for me to receive slowly evolving growth the kind that comes in God’s own good time and pays no heed to my panicky pushing

it is time for me to embrace my humanness to love my incompleteness

it is time for me to cherish the unwanted
to welcome the unknown…to treasure the unfulfilled

if I wait to be perfect before I love myself
I will always be unsatisfied….and ungrateful

if I wait until all the flaws, chips, and cracks disappear
I will be the cup that stands on the shelf….and is never used

~by Joyce Rupp

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