First, I looked up the definition of perfect, and I found among other definitions, “entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings.” Next, I looked up imperfect and found “incomplete, and underdeveloped.” And then I realized this described not only me, but everyone. After all, we live in an broken world, and we are all on a journey, hopefully toward wholeness, healing, and completeness. Maybe this is why I became a therapist, to help people on their journey and… to help me, too.
So let me just say thank you for allowing me to be part of your day, and remember, we are each imperfect in some way. This path we travel includes many hills and valleys, yet we must learn to love and accept ourselves and others in this process.
“The virtue of true love is not finding the perfect person, but loving the imperfect person perfectly.” anonymous
Trish Rohani, MA, is a Marriage and Family Therapist in the Portland metro area.
website: patriciarohani.com .