My daughter and I were having a conversation last night. I told her no one is perfect. We all have flaws, but we must be willing to work on those flaws when they affect others. She thought about my statement for a moment and then asked what flaws did I have? I had no problem being blatantly honest with her, as I of course, would expect her to be totally honest with me.
I told her I can be sarcastic and very stubborn. I can be sensitive, but I very rarely show how sensitive I am. I can be a little callous sometimes or insensitive if I think a situation is not worth my attention. I have trouble asking for help. I spent too much time caring what others thought/felt that I made life decisions behind it. Those are all flaws I’m aware of, and I try to consciously make an effort to work on them, or rectify situations where I may have made a mistake and offended or hurt.
What this allowed her to do was to start reflecting on herself and where she could do better. I strive to teach my kids that they are truly perfect, but one thing this life is about is always striving to become a better person, and person who can help make a difference in the lives of many. Sometimes this means we have to unlearn some things or some ways we have previously learned, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
So now I ask you, what are your flaws? How are you working on them?