It is time for me to see the flaws of myself and stop being alarmed… it is time for me to embrace my humanness, to love my completeness… if I wait to be perfect before I love myself, I will always be unsatisfied and ungrateful… if I wait until all the flaws, chips, and cracks disappear, I will be the cup that stands on the shelf and is never used. ~Joyce Rupp
For a long time, I never used my nice dishes for fear they would break. They sat on the shelf until, one day, I realized I wasn’t enjoying them. Fear had won…but not for long. I convinced myself by asking, “What is the worse thing that could happen if they chip?” I didn’t have a good answer, so I dusted them off and now happily use them every day.