• Jen Gibbs

A Webster's Dictionary Definition

Perfection. It's something that almost every living human being has strived to achieve in some way shape or form. It looks different for everyone and it's also constantly evolving for one single person so what is it?

The first definition you will see in the dictionary is: "the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects."

This is probably how most people would describe the simple word, however, I think most people would also leave off the ending--"as free as possible from all flaws or defects." This would imply that some things within this big ol' world, either tanigble or intanigble, would never reach a final end point and that is okay because it's still definition-wise considered "perfection."

This includes you.

If you're reading this, you have eyes. If you're hearing it you have ears. If you're understanding the complex sentences, grammatical errors that I KNOW are there, you have a brain. You've probably even had multiple levels of education to fully grasp what you are reading or hearing. You've already had lessons to help you learn the alphabet and the noises letters make when they're formed into words. But what's better yet than all of those structured lessons?

Your experiences.

You took your structured lessons into your closest (and even farthest) friendships, relationships, jobs, interviews, grocery stores and you applied what you learned and compared it to what the rest of the world actually is.

These experiences are flawed. The mistakes you made are probably filled with mistakes and unexpected reactions. Choices were hard and life isn't a structured lesson where you can pass or fail. But ya know what? Although those experiences, the choices, the fights, the losing battles weren't flawless, it's led you up to right now.

And right now, you are perfection. Whether you believe it or not. Because per Webster's Dictionary Definition, you are as free as possible from all defects. You've taken what you've learned and turned it into something extraordinary--your story.

Sure, you've had fights with family, friends, and co-workers. You may have even burned some pretty big bridges (well, so you think but that's a lesson for another day). What about the love you so vividly show your spouse, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your pet, your friends who have chosen to stay with you on this tough journey? What about yourself?

If you think about it, almost every choice has some type of flaw within it. Someone or something gets hurt or left behind and trust me, I know it's hard. But although your choices may be flawed, you are choosing what YOU think is right, every. damn. time. you make any kind of choice. Whether it's right for you or your family or your friend or your significant other or your job or your home. You make the choices for your own reason and you don't have to explain anything to anyone if you don't want to. You will learn soon enough what the outcome(s) will be and I know it will only perfect you into who you were designed to be.

Even in death your spirit, your character will linger on and develop still in the memories of those you leave behind. You are NEVER fully completed. You will NEVER have an end point. You are perfection.

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