10-08-2017
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
R.E. Building – Rooms 6, 7 & 8


The Blessing of Imperfection

Humans are imperfect. We are each uniquely made and live our lives uniquely. Yet we often compare ourselves to others, finding a standard of perfection against which we undoubtedly fail. Lacking a skill or feature we wish we had, we may feel incompetent or inadequate. We forget to value our capacity to learn, grow, and contribute to our communities in our own unique ways.

Unitarian Universalism celebrates the beauty of each individual—imperfections and all. Our first Principle affirms our inherent worth and dignity, and our seventh Principle suggests that we all need one another. This session helps children know they need not be “perfect” to be loved, respected, and appreciated for their own unique gifts.

 

Take Home

Turn your imperfections into blessings. Allow each family member to suggest their own “flaw” for the others to help them re-frame as a gift. For example, someone who is often told they are “annoying” may also be very funny or be able to cheer someone up when doing the very same behaviors. Someone who gives family members too many instructions—”bossy”—may also be caring, knowledgeable, or responsible. Someone whose messy room is legendary is likely also to be easygoing or creative.

 

Check it out: Session 5