Likely when we make a mistake as an adult we tend to beat ourselves up. Our inner critic takes over and we bully and shame ourselves. Today, my daughter taught me a valuable lesson about making mistakes.
I asked her to paint me a welcome rock for our front door. When she finished her artistic creation, she called me over excited to share it. I noticed the beautiful colors and I asked her to tell me about the happy face.
"The first M didn't work out so I put m and e above and made a happy face." She said matter of factly.
That was the end of it. There was no bashing herself about the fact that her creation is ruined, or that she sucks at painting or that she should have planned out the letters better... blah blah blah.
She was thrilled there was now a happy face to welcome people. I stood there reflecting on how wise she is and how we all could take a lesson from her.
Let's allow our mistakes because they open up the possibility of beauty that would not have been there otherwise.
Mistakes are beautiful just like this painted rock with the M that became a happy face.
Bye for now!