Perfection intimidates; compassion inspires. (Lysa TerKeurst, author)

Are you a perfectionist? Everything on your desk has to be in perfect order and alignment. You shudder if you make the slightest mistake in speech or writing—or when anyone else does. It would no doubt improve our relationships if we could learn to express compassion, not criticism, toward others. And TerKeurst also advises: “Give yourself permission to not be perfect.”

Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)