I, like most of you I'm sure, have heard most of my life that "Practice makes Perfect." I have used this expression many times to my daughter during school, or when she's working on her crochet. Then one day my daughter asked me, while working on her penmanship, "But, is it perfect?" I got to thinking that it's a lot of pressure to expect perfection. Who am I to ask for perfection?
Like this crepe mrytle in my yard, it's not perfect. It has this lone pink bloom amongst all the red, yet it is still beautiful! God knows that we are not perfect.
In Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
Rather than put the pressure of perfection on my daughter, I'm going to encourage just doing her best. That's all I can ask.
Like it says here in Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,"
My daughter was watching an episode of "19 Kids and Counting," and I heard Michelle Duggar say something that left an impression on me. She said, "Practice makes Progress." I LOVE this! In striving for and achieving progress, isn't that always doing our best?
So the new motto in our home and in the classroom is, "Practice makes Progress!"
Hope you all have a wonderful day!