FOR EVERYTHING ELSE THERE'S DUCK TAPE

merijane muses is written by a "salty Maine chick" and encompasses her "musings on life's joys, heartbreaks & curveballs."  Her latest post, Forgive Yourself, Mama covers motherhood's trials and tribulations.  Merijane's outlook on life and subject matter is refreshingly honest and aimed at things most of us can relate to in our own lives.

The following is the comment I left in response to her heartfelt post and after rereading it,  I realized that my words to her is my own philosophy about life summed up in one short paragraph:
Too many of us never learn how to forgive ourselves for anything. It's as though we never hold ourselves to the same standards we have for everyone else. We don't expect perfection from anyone but the person staring back at us in the mirror. It's really sad we do that to ourselves...life would be so much easier and way more pleasant if we just exhaled and relaxed. It's okay to make mistakes as long as we learn from the mistakes we make. What I've found in life is that most things can be fixed with love and for everything else there's duck tape!

15 comments:

  1. Truer and more comforting words were never so aptly uttered. You say incomparable things incomparably well. Yes, for everything else there's duck tape --I would add WD40, but duck tape will do.

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    1. As my mother says always say, "the squeaky wheel gets the oil", but with WD40 it would never be squeaky. So would that be a good thing or a bad thing?

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  2. How right you are. And I am guilty of being much harder on myself than anyone else. A work in progress.

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    1. Being a work in progress is being a step in the right direction.

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  3. How apt; I've just bought myself a brand new roll of extra-strength black Duct Tape

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  4. Ain't it the truth? Ourselves come last in the forgiveness department. Funny....I've told myself over and over I forgive myself then find myself doing it all over again at a later date.. It just doesn't seem to take. Maybe I'll try the duct tape.

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  5. And duct tape comes in so many wonderful patters today. Even broken things can become more colorful if we pick up all the pieces and try to mend.

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    1. SOAC beat me to it. So many patterns . . .zebra, camo, Angry Birds.

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    2. The makers of duck tape are geniuses in my book.

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  6. I agree and I am the most hardest on myself! I am my biggest judge especially in these menopause years. Duct tape has many uses. It won't fix a broken coffee mug or a hole in the swimming pool. Around here our motto is if it can't be fixed with duct tape- it's broken. :) Great post for a Saturday!

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    1. In the South, the motto is a little harsher and cruder: "If you can't duck it, fuck it!"

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