March 3, 2024

Perfect — As You See It

“This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” The Buddha

 Last Sunday at church, a solo of Deck the Halls on Sax was a prelude to the youth choir performance. The solo was perfect, played by Hunter, a youngster keen to share his growing ability with us. I was moved. The combination of his youth, ability and willingness just seemed right for both the celebration on that day in the church and of the season. The youth choir, of varying ages, also performed with perfect voices.

One of the life coaching schools, Coachville, presents the tenant that things are perfect…even as they are improvable. This notion seems a healthy way to construct our lives. Sometimes I see and realize the perfection of life as it is. Sunday was one of those times.

Thank you, Hunter.

To all of you, may Christmas be your perfect! 



  1. I would like to add to your comments one of my favorite aphorisms, one that I like to try to live by: “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”

  2. Bill, thanks for the great quotes!

    Dennis — it’s interesting how that quote can be interpreted in at least a couple different ways. 1) Perfect is better than good, so don’t settle when you have perfect available. 2) Striving for perfect can make you oblivious the good you have.

    Just my observations, of course. I’m sure there are other interpretations, but either way, I hope there’s a good balance between the two meanings I saw.

    Blessings on you all this holiday!