“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use, do the work you want to see done.” Austin Kleon

Choose imperfect

It would do us all some good to celebrate imperfection a little more in our own lives as well.

We talk a lot about imperfection in design, in pattern and in texture. We celebrate imperfect stone patinas and timber finishes. We look for the character that comes with vintage or pre-loved. We love broken sourdough breads and tarnished copper. It would do us all some good to celebrate imperfection a little more in our own lives as well. #liveimperfect

Imperfection is our ally. It allows us to take pleasure in the ordinary details. Life is messy and it can be liberating to accept that truth. To find something sacred in the mundane.

There is much to be thankful for and some days we need to remind ourselves to find beauty in things as they are, not as we think they should be. Whether it’s a good cup of tea or a small gathering.

Will we look for opportunities to create the person we’d like to be or will we get caught up in the race? Will we make time to live simply with passion or will we fill our lives with noise and stuff?

The change in seasons can be a good reminder to get outside and get back to basics. Take your shoes off. Let your hair run wild. Build a treehouse with the kids and eat icy poles all afternoon.

Cook up dinner over the fire pit and eat ribs with your fingers. Walk barefoot. Plant something. Get your hands dirty. None of us is perfect. Maybe we don’t exercise enough or we watch too much TV. Sometimes we count our chickens before they hatch.

We spend too much time indoors and we forget to be passionate and do the things that feed the soul. Every day try and do something outdoors that grounds you. Stop talking and start listening. Create your own experiences. Every day is an opportunity to start again. We are all born makers. So get outside. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Choose imperfect. Say yes.

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