i made a mistakeI made a terrible mistake today!

I have been working on a drawing for quite a long time now, I can safely say I have spent hours on it. So today me and the kids sat down to continue on our separate art projects. Yet today, as I continued working on my drawing, the colours I was blending weren’t pleasing me. And though I still went on with the paint blend, kiddo got annoyed while drawing, which caused me to pick up her anxiousness, and I eventually made a tough mistake…black smears over orange. What was becoming a beautiful almost real butterfly turned into a big smudge of paint in my eyes!

I got angry with little one for having distracted me, which caused her to get angry herself…sparks were blowing up from both of us. I tried to restore the painting but in my eyes no matter what I did, I felt like I had destroyed it. I calmed myself down and little one too, yet sadness flooded my heart, for the work I had been doing for hours was technically destroyed.

Or not.

My twelve year old daughter came to me with words of wisdom. She brought me a drawing of hers and told me, “Look mum, you started complaining tonight the minute you started blending, so it has resulted in what you were already perceiving. Mum look at one of my drawings, I had made a mistake on this drawing but tried to cover it up. It is still there, look”, and that was when I realised I had seen her drawing multiple times before but didn’t even notice her mistake which as she pointed out tonight, is quite visible.

In addition to this, she told me, ” Do not worry about it, keep working on it and make it the best you can. No matter what you do, it will always be unique because you have made it from start till finish. And in my eyes it is still beautiful!”

After her words of wisdom, I realised many things tonight…

i made a mistakeFirstly I realised that true, the minute I had started working on my painting tonight I had started complaining. For a mistake I did I blamed little one and her crankiness. Course I had excused myself with her, because even though she is just a small kid, if I am wrong I admit it with her. But true, I was actually refusing to accept the fact that I wasn’t in the mood for drawing in the first place, so basically I reaped what I sawed. The Universe had made sure that since I was already sending negative vibes energy-wise, I got back negativity through drawing mistakes.

Additionally, I also realised that it is all about what we choose to perceive. Uptil today I had been looking at my drawing with pride. Today, through my own negativity, I started seeing my drawing as full of mistakes, which led to even more mistakes.

I learned my lesson…I learned that I should always accept all that is as perfect in its own imperfections. True, there is room for improvement, but I accept all mistakes, because like my daughter had pointed out, I can turn these mistakes into symbols of uniqueness!

Why am I sharing this today?

Because for starters I wanted to show you that no, with my blogposts I am not trying to show myself as a perfect person. I have flaws, just like my drawing. But those flaws make me unique, make me who I am. I am like the butterfly I drew…flaws and all, I still have wings and I’m still meant to fly…and no flaw will stop me from spreading my wings and reaching higher!

I also do have my moments when I forget all about being positive and seeking the beauty in every situation, because I am human. However, such moments make me realise how much we can make a difference by influencing positively our children. If it wasn’t for what I had been teaching my older daughter uptil now about living life in a positive way, I would probably be sulking and raging right now, and not writing this blogpost. So thank you Christianne for having taught me an important lesson tonight (yes I am proud to say my blog’s number 1 fan is my own daughter)!

It is okay to find ourselves in moments of anger, sadness or any other negative emotion. Once we do realise where we stand, there is no need to be afraid to admit it, all we need to do is to acknowledge that this is not where we want to be, and then we start to think positively to raise our vibrations back into positivity…that is where magic happens, where our lives start providing us with synchronised events that give us what we need when we need it!

So remember…

Always acknowledge where you stand and if you need a dose of positivity, just look around you and seek the beauty that surrounds you…you will always find a miracle lurking somewhere near, I promise!

 

Love & Light xxx

 

P.S. Just before publishing this blogpost, my guides give me yet another song…gotta love ’em!! Here you are! Enjoy!

Nobody’s Perfect – Hannah Montana Lyrics

Everybody makes mistakes
Everybody has those days
Everybody knows what, what? I’m talkin? ’bout
Everybody gets that way

Everybody makes mistakes
Everybody has those days
Everybody knows what, what I’m talkin? ’bout
Everybody gets that way, yeah!

Sometimes I’m in a jam
I’ve gotta make a plan
It might be crazy
I do it anyway
No way to know for sure
I figure out a cure
I’m patchin? up the holes
But then it overflows
If I’m not doin’ too well
Why be so hard on myself?

Nobody’s perfect
I gotta work it
Again and again
‘Til I get it right

Nobody’s perfect
You live and you learn it
And if I mess it up sometimes
Nobody’s perfect

Sometimes I work a scheme
But then it flips on me
Doesn’t turn out how I planned
Gets stuck in quicksand

But no problem can’t be solved
Once I get involved
I try to be delicate
Then crash right into it

But my intentions are good, yeah yeah yeah
Sometimes just misunderstood

Nobody’s perfect
I gotta work it
Again and again
‘Til I get it right

Nobody’s perfect
You live and you learn it
And if I mess it up sometimes

Nobody’s perfect
I gotta work it
I know in time I’ll find a way
Nobody’s perfect

Sometimes I fix things up
And they fall apart again
Nobody’s perfect
I know I mix things up
But I always get it right in the end
You know I do

Next time you feel like
It’s just one of those days
When you just can’t seem to win
If things don’t turn out the way you planned
Figure something else out
Don’t stay down, try again, yeah!

Everybody makes mistakes
Everybody has those days
Everybody knows what, what? I’m talkin? ’bout
Everybody gets that way

Everybody makes mistakes
Everybody has those days
Everybody knows what, what I’m talkin? ’bout
Everybody gets that way

Nobody’s perfect
I gotta work it
Again and again
‘Til I get it right

Nobody’s perfect
You live and you learn it
And if I mess it up sometimes

Nobody’s perfect
I gotta work it
I know in time I’ll find a way

Nobody’s perfect
You live and you learn it
‘Cause everybody makes mistakes
Nobody’s perfect

(Nobody’s perfect)
No no
Nobody’s perfect!

 

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