I saw this quote today and it has really made me think...
"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions."
I am not a perfect person. I know that. I have plenty of flaws. I demand excellence- from myself and others. I work hard. Very hard. I throw myself into all sorts of things and burn out quickly. I laugh too loud. I laugh when I'm nervous... which can sometimes be at totally inappropriate times. I tell people the truth. Now, normally this would be a good thing, but let's face it- people do not want the truth.
I am ok with all of that. Because, I have learned to be me. To accept me. To build me. To create me. To love me.
I always have the best of intentions in all that I do. I mean that. I know intentions don't count for much, but it's a start. I put my heart and soul into all I do. I give my all to all I do. My philosophy is that if you aren't going to do it right you just shouldn't bother doing it.
I am a teacher. I don't have time to waste. I am not allowed to waste time. No really. Think about it. Time wasted is time that is taken from someone's education, from someone's future. So, it's a big deal. I follow through. I start with good intentions and I, normally, end with good results.
I am not perfect. I am full of flaws. Those flaws make me who I am. Good intentions and all.