Frustration with wanting perfection


My family got me a lovely present for Christmas… custom design-my-own stamps from It took me a while to figure out which image to use. I finally settled on something from my Rubbish Art series.

So I got them back and they weren’t perfect. The image was offset, even though it had appeared perfectly via the website interface. I thought I might send them back, but then I realized they probably wouldn’t get it right the second time. Then I thought of getting a refund. (It was easy enough to do.) In the end, Heather convinced me to keep them and use them.

So, my frustration? That I wasn’t happy with less than perfection. Being picky is sometimes a good thing. In this case it wasn’t.


5 Replies to “Frustration with wanting perfection”

  1. My husband often says you have to choose you battles. Is this like choosing what is worth being picky about?

  2. if they’re offset… maybe they’ll be worth something, like that upside down WW1 Jenny.


  3. Your search for perfection is shared by many. David (from Psalms) wanted perfection too, “The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections…” (Ps 27:4)

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