Day 1769: Perfect

Because I talk to people about letting go of the need to be perfect, I’m not surprised that I’ve written only one other post titled “Perfect.”

Because human beings are not perfect, I’m not surprised that my perfect temperature in that July 2016 post was temporary and between two hospitalizations.

Yesterday, I had a perfect INR of 3.1.


I confess that I am NOT being perfect in preventing falls, because I

  • am not wearing my glasses while I’m typing this post,
  • do not keep my home perfectly clutter free,
  • am often walking and talking,
  • have texted while walking, and
  • do not bring my list of medicines to doctor visits.

I DO try not to get distracted.  However, I’m distracted enough by that list that I’m going to get my glasses.

I think my new glasses are perfect.


That’s probably temporary, too.

Let’s see if there are any perfect quotes about “Perfect.”

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. — Alice Walker

Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. — Rabindranath Tagore

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward. — Drew Houston

An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life — becoming a better person. — Leo Tolstoy

I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man. — Alexander Hamilton

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. — Winston Churchill

Tell me I’m clever,

Tell me I’m kind,

Tell me I’m talented,

Tell me I’m cute,

Tell me I’m sensitive,

Grateful and wise,

Tell me I’m perfect —

But tell me the truth. — Shel Silverstein

To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. — Walt Whitman

Are any of these photos perfect?








While taking most of those photos yesterday, I was listening to Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish That I Could Come Back as a Flower,” which was perfect.

Any comments from you would be perfect.

Perfect thanks to all who helped me create today’s imperfect post and — of course! — to YOU.


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21 thoughts on “Day 1769: Perfect

  1. A lot of people try to achieve perfection. I just try not to make too many mistakes. I could say I’m perfectly flawed 😂….Love this topic and the way you found something perfect in the things that you do.

  2. Your new glasses are indeed awesome, Ann. Perfect, though, what a standard that is to frame for their use!

  3. Ann – the glasses are perfect, as is this post!!!!!

  4. Shel S….always a perfect message. Love the glasses.

  5. Beautiful photo of you, Ann!! Love the new glasses, they are indeed perfect, like you.

  6. If we were all perfect, what should we then do to improve ourselves, Ann?
    I really like your new glasses, they are great to you 😀

  7. Many years ago a friend asked me what the best day of my life had been, my perfect day. I couldn’t think of one, but I keep looking forward. As perfect as Stevie Wonder is, I can’t help thinking of this perfect day.

  8. Your glasses are fun and your smile is perfect. 🙂

  9. I think your glasses are perfectly perfect! Love them!

  10. “Sidney Charles ‘Pop’ Larkin: Sounds perfick.” – from T.V. Series ‘The Darling Buds of May’ based on H.E. Bates novel

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