Thursday, April 19, 2018
Welcome! We're having a Mistake Party today!
Is that crazy? Are we celebrating messing up?
Well, sort of, in that inventions, creativity, science, and more can't thrive without trial and error. No risks, no reward!
Beyond that, mistakes are part of being alive. They're part of being human, although humans admittedly aren't the only ones who make mistakes. I know dogs who've eaten bananas with the peel, whole pans of dessert, and bars of soap. Let's hope we are better at learning from our mistakes than they were!
And still, even when we learn from our mistakes, it can be tough to avoid making new ones. We want to remember the names of people we meet, and not miss deadlines, or leave our homework at home, but we can't get everything right all the time. Sometimes it's not even obvious what the right thing to do is until afterwards! Considering we can't help making mistakes, we have to learn how to deal with them. How to make amends, how to forgive, how to laugh about it, how to move on.
That's why the book we're celebrating today was created. So we could spend a little time forgiving ourselves, forgiving others, moving on. You can find IMPERFECT online at Indiebound, Powell's, Amazon (in multiple countries), and Barnes and Noble.
So glad you came to our little soiree! It's a little embarrassing that three of us are wearing the same dress, but what can you do? I spilled some cheese dip down my front, but I hope it kind of blends in with the pattern. Did you come for the froggy butter and bagels? Dig in!
In honor of making "golden repairs" to our mistakes, we're giving away a kintsugi kit here and at The Opposite of Indifference. (The one here is gold and the one at TOOI is silver...you can try for either or both.) The deadline for the giveaway is May 4.
Feel free to let us know what you brought with you/wore to the celebration! Did anybody bring any music? You can put your song on when "Nobody to Blame But Me" is over.