In football the teams play four quarters, in tennis one plays more than one point, but two to five sets. Although determining the winner may come down to the final play, point, or a penalty kick seldom in sport is not the total performance over time the measure of the athlete.
I remember watching film after each game and the coach grading every down that I played. I never graded out perfect, nether did any of my teammates.
Why do we measure one’s life so differently. One mistake, one fall, one poor performance can affect one’s life forever if we allow it to do so.
Perfection and a mistake-free existence is not attainable, we should not expect it in others or ourselves.
A good friend who was a psychiatrist once told me that a perfect parent was a serious form of child abuse which he had treat victims for every day.
Recognize your humanity today, and embrace your mistakes and faults. They could use an occasional hug.