Being Human

Ugh! Being human is so hard. There are so many things we can get wrong, do wrong, be wrong. It’s embarrassing. It’s treacherous. It’s hard work hiding the things we don’t want other humans to see about us. And then there’s that need to be seen…shit we’re just full of contradictions. And quirks and flaws:

Forgetting someone’s name or an important date.

Not having the energy to make a meal from scratch.

Saying the exact wrong thing.

Being disappointed when things don’t go as you’d hoped.

Not being able to read social cues.

Making the wrong decision.

Not enjoying classical literature.

Grieving.

Having a belly or the wrong butt

Crying when you are upset, sad or mad.

Not having a perfectly clean house.

Not having a house.

Smelling like nervous sweat when you’re nervous.

Laughing at an inappropriate time.

Letting other people down.

Itching when and where you can’t scratch in polite company.

Making a mistake.

Whether you’re a christian or not, there is a lesson to be learned from the season of Christmas. Some peoples – some humans – thought that telling to story of a human baby being born was an important and sacred story.

Big or small, we all have things. So stop judging yourself for being human!

In the meantime, remember these things: You are loved. We are all loved. Let’s all be kind. And in all things – progress, not perfection!

Love, and light in the pages,

Maggie

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