Perfectionism means that you try desperately not to leave so much mess to clean up. But clutter and mess show us that life is being lived.
The Dominant Abstract Random person believes there is more to life than cold hard facts or endless details. People are more important than things, and life is too short to get caught up in conflict or uncomfortable situations. They often find themselves the peacemakers, sometimes at their own expense. It is difficult for ARs to work in situations where there is unhappiness or disharmony. For many ARs, it seems as though they are constantly having to smooth over rough words said by someone else, or apologize for the actions of a thoughtless colleague or family member. Cynthia Ulrich Tobias The Way They Learn: How to Discover and Teach to Your Child’s Strengths (p. 46)
I’ve been reading this amazing book, The Day I Met Jesus, by Mary DeMuth and Frank Viola. So many quotes have jumped out at me. Actually, the entire book caught me by surprise. I’m stunned, moved, and intrigued by these tales of women who met God face-to-face and were forever changed. As I should be. As I am, when I meet Him honestly. Anyway, I’ll be telling you more about it in a couple weeks when the book launches with … wait for it … FREEBIES and goodies and so on and so forth and what have you! In the meantime, I just had to share this quote with you. Praying with you for such faith and peace.
My son Gian bought me the second volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography for my birthday. It was an extremely meaningful gift and a really long story of how he wanted to get the book he knew his mother wanted but was thwarted at every turn. It is a tale worthy of Twain himself, but I’m not going into that right now. These two volumes of Twain’s essays, recollections, and observations are fascinating to read. Imagine if Twain had a blog today. This would be exactly what this is like. Am I standing upon the world’s back and looking east toward the rising sun and west toward the setting sun? That is a handsome figure! I wonder if it has been used before. It probably has. Most things that are said have been said before. In fact all things that are said have been said before. Moreover they have been said many millions of times. This is a sad thing for the human race that sits up nine nights in the week to admire its own originality. …
I recommend The Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jiang.