Hello and Welcome Everyone,
Now before I get to my new installment of Words on Words, I have news! My new novel is now released on Amazon and Amazon Kindle…. I am so excited to share this new read with everyone. It truly was a labor of love, and enjoyed writing it for all to enjoy. He is a little more about my new novel.
About The Novel:
Three women, each caught in circumstances which limit her freedom to be, to act, to live as she chooses. Each reaches out tentatively, only to fall back in anger and fear. Despair is their constant companion.
Helping each other may be the only hope for each of them but their tentative bond is threatened by their fear. Trust is an elusive and alien concept to each. Moments when they are in accord are rare but they do happen, perhaps giving them a glimmer of the hope and the will they need, to keep trying.
Join Mae, Mira, and Carla as they navigate the tricky path of Finding Faith ….
I look forward to all my readers reviews and feedback. Now let’s get to a new Words on Words shall we.
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WORDS on WORDS ~ TODAY’S Word? ~ PERFECTION
What is it about human nature that we’re always looking for perfection? In one sense, it’s very understandable: striving for perfection means progress toward getting better at what we do and who we are. Those are commendable goals.
But at some point, it often seems as if the ideal of perfection takes over and anything less, that is deemed to be quite worthless. We see this in our obsession with beauty pageants, with winning sports teams, with Oscar awards, with Pulitzer prizes, with marathon winners. These are all worthy goals and simply participating is a ‘winning’ situation. But the ‘also-rans’ are often treated as failures, derided for not being the best. Why are we so judgmental of our fellow human beings who give it their all but just don’t win the ultimate prize?
Frequently, that judgment translates into a sense of failure on the part of the one who lost the competition, even when the ‘score’ was very close. They often decide there is no point in continuing to strive in their chosen arena. And this deprives us of the value added that these folks might provide for our general quality of life.
How much better it would be (and sometimes is) to recognize the value of the contribution every participant makes to the common good. Our obsession with being the best causes us to overlook the ‘winners’ who are with us every day.
“Perfection” is greatly over-rated. The good and the beautiful are all around us, there are winners everywhere we look.
And: even those deemed ‘perfect’ really aren’t. They’re just a bit closer to that goal than the rest of us.
Until next time friends.
Ellie Pulikonda, Author/Writer