Thursday, September 30, 2010

love thursday 09.30.10 ~ i love the perfect protest à la brené brown

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I had the good fortune to attend a workshop with Brené Brown several years ago. She is a wonderful teacher and story teller. Now she has a new book out: The Gifts of Imperfection.

Brené invited us to join her in the perfect protest...and I, being a child of the 70s, couldn't pass that up. Check out her blog by clicking the title of this post. (If it doesn't work, please let me know. I am giving up perfection, you know.)

As a real life expression of my move to imperfection I accidentally left the "c" out of "perfect" in my sign above and had to squeeze it in. Oops. Oh, well.

Letting go of perfection = Freedom!


Brené Brown said...

Love you quote!

Tracy said...

Wonderful quote, and I live your philosophy at the end: "Letting go of perfection=Freedom!" A little more just being sounds good to me. :o)

Mary'sCorner said...

Great picktur, great sighn, great koncept. Yay freeedom!

Carrie said...

your sign is great! Love it.

p.s. the word verification is "fatrus"... good thing I'm not a perfect monger.

Deb Shucka said...

Your picture made me laugh out loud. Come to think of it, we never laugh at perfect things, only imperfections that tickle us in some way. Although your expression here is perfectly delightful.

Love the quote, too.

Carrie Link said...

Perfection is TFBS!

Wanda..... said...

Perfection is over rated!

Wabi Sabi is seeing beauty in imperfections.

Jo-Lynne said...

Irresistible 2 min video a blogger did about Brené Brown's new book. You won't be disappointed.

kario said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Love your quote!!!
I just joined in on Brene's Perfect Protest. (Just found her blog last night, so I wasn't able to snap a picture). Once I hit a 30-something, I began to feel this way.
I have learned there is a sense of peace that comes with accepting little imperfections. :D
Have a great weekend!!

Kathryn Grace said...

I agree, and you know what? Because the c is a little different, the sign is more interesting. Artful. Perfection is misunderstood.