Friday, November 07, 2008

"Perfection or Nothing"

"When people insist on perfection or nothing, they get nothing."

--Edith Schaeffer, What Is a Family?

10 comments:

Polly said...

I ordered this book for my birthday a month or so ago and have not yet delved into it. But how true is this? I need to paint it on my wall....

Scrappy Mom said...

Is this a comment on the email I sent you last week? :-)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

My favorite quote of Edith's and words I (try) to live by. :)

Lisa said...

How true!

Kimmie said...

Hi Anna;

Perfection this side of heaven is an illusion that some strive for...I have learned that I need to release my desire for perfection and instead strive for what is pleasing to Him.

We have a court date in Ethiopia...would you pray with us?

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

gracelaced said...

Very good reminder to all mommies and homemakers like me!

Bethgem said...

I always try to remind myself: Something is better than nothing.

Linda said...

I think we "girls" are harder on ourselves in this area than on anyone else. It's a very wise quote. Thank you Anna.

Blue Castle said...

Ah, now that's a good quote. I think I need to frame it and hang it on my wall.

Sian Draycott said...

Very True.

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