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I love Dr. Brene Brown’s blog. She writes about her research on shame, guilt, courage, authenticity and related topics at Ordinary Courage. She also writes about her family, her adorable kids and her love for Texas, and does occasional wacky inspiration interviews and frequent TGIF (Trust Gratitude Inspiration Friday) posts.

Anyway, in honor of the launch of her new book, The Gifts of Imperfection, she’s invited us all to share in protesting perfection. To stand up and say, boldly and bravely, that being our best selves is not about being perfect, but rather about being authentic, messy and wholehearted.

So here’s my perfect protest sign – scribbled on the back of a piece of used computer paper. (Also note the flyaway hair, the lack of makeup and – though  you can’t see them – my ripped jeans, my own ragged, beloved “traveling pants.”)

Won’t you join me in speaking out against the myth of perfection today? What would your sign say? (If you write your own sign and want to post a photo, you can also go to Brene’s site and leave a link to your site.)

Happy Love Thursday, all. May you find more freedom in authenticity today than you ever found in perfection.

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