Yesterday, somebody who was trying to make sense of life’s messes showed me this:
Because I’ve witnessed a lot of shame about messes in my life, I loved that mess by artist David Shrigley.
Later, in a therapy group, messes showed up again.
The group focused on “Self-Worth” and we worked on experiencing unconditional self-worth, despite inevitable messes.
Here are some quotes about messes:
Beginnings are always messy. — John Galsworthy
People are messy; therefore, relationships will be messy. Don’t be surprised by messiness. — Timothy Keller
Surely it’s better to love others, however messy and imperfect the involvement, than to allow one’s capacity for love to harden. –Karen Armstrong
A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem. All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. — Robin S. Sharma
Life itself is a haphazard, untidy, messy affair. — Dorothy Day
Messy is a word we use to explain a conflict with an expectation we had. Eliminate the expectation, and you eliminate the messy. — Steve Maraboli
It’s good to leave your room super-messy when you’re away. Whoever tries to break into your room will think it has already been ransacked. — Douglas Adams
The truth is messy. It’s raw and uncomfortable. You can’t blame people for preferring lies. — Holly Black
A messy kitchen is a sign of happiness. — Anonymous
Do you see any messes in my other photos from yesterday?
Here’s I Have Made a Mess by They Might Be Giants:
David Shrigley and Chris Shepherd have made a fine mess with Who Am I and What I Want.
Don’t worry about making a mess in the comments section, below.
Messy thanks from me to all who helped me create this post about messes and — of course! — to YOU.