Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Perfect People or Perfect Love?

Is there such a thing? Who knows... but I was inspired by a quote that a friend posted to their Facebook wall today:

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.|~ Sam Keen

I think it is so easy to get wrapped into the Hollywood ideal of the perfect person or THE ONE, but reality is just so different. Perfect people do not exist, we all know this and yet we search and search for the perfect person for ourselves. Why? Why do we cause ourselves the heart-ache and the trauma of thinking we found it only to be disappointed. I love this quote because it reminds us that people aren't perfect and that in searching for love, looking for perfection just isn't reality. Instead, we need to look at that person... see them for who they are, who they are NOT and who they have the potential to be and in seeing that and accepting it, we see them perfectly.


  1. I think this is awesome, but I'm so tired I'm not sure I understand it. LOL!

  2. It's true - I honestly believe that love and continuing to love is a choice, to work through the rough patches, loving that person for who they are. Too many women I know (myself included) have gone into relationships thinking,"I can change that" but you either love that person the way they are or you end up being disappointed.