I had a friend years ago who absolutely loved this song. It became his theme song, even though he didn’t really believe it for himself. So we laughed every time he sang it! No one is perfect. We all have flaws. There’s a line in this song that says, “ Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble, cause I’m perfect in every way!” The lyrics then go on to detail just how many ways he sees himself as perfect; from him enjoying his own company to how he fits his skin tight blue jeans!
It’s fair to say, however, we probably all want to be better in some way. Many of us, (at least I do!) often read “how-to” books. I like educational material and some “how-to’s” on clothes, make up, personality and a variety of other things. In fact, I will admit two of my favorite Christmas gifts this year included a college math book and history CD’s! As bizarre as it sounds, I was elated. My son-in-law insists I’m a “sick puppy!” All I can do is laugh! It has more to do with wanting to make me better, and knowledgeable! (College Algebra really beat me up during college and while I don’t need to “master” it, I’d really like to get a handle on it! …..and History…. That’s just one of my favorite things!)
And anyone who enjoys Pinterest can attest to its addictiveness and nearly all the topics include some type of “how-to!” It’s become the latest craze in learning all about your favorite subject! I admit to enjoying the hundreds of different topics! I have a good many boards, myself! It allows a person to creatively search a subject they had never ever thought of studying, or focus on the many different directions in a topic of interest! It might be the next best thing to a library!
On the other side of this equation is the person who has no idea who they are and are searching for their own identity. As a result of this lack of “knowing who they are” they mimic whomever they are around. I know one young woman who is just in this very situation. She has so long “imitated” the identities of her friends, she has no clue who she is! She has long struggled with being on her own and accepting who she is as a valuable, likeable person just the way she is.
As we prepare to close out 2015, it’s time to narrow down that list of dreaded resolutions. Now I’m not at all suggesting you create goals and promises, even to yourself, you can’t keep, but it is important to create goals to improve your quality of life.
Try or learn something new during this New Year. Grow and stretch who you are, how you think and feel. Use your creativity and extend your imagination as you start planning your dreams for 2016. May all you hope for bring you unbelievable joy and adventure all year long.
Happy New Year!