Perfectly Imperfect

Today was a pretty easy going day. I woke up and made the girls banana pancakes, went out for a nice long walk and spent the rest of the day cleaning. While I was cleaning, I thought about how life really is. Messy!

Just like our houses get messy and we have to continually clean them, we are continually making messes in our lives and having to clean them up as well. That is just the way it goes. I thought about how nobody is perfect but somehow we still assume that some people are or that perfection is somehow desirable or  attainable.

Often people blog about all that is good and I thought about how that can lead the readers to form unrealistic ideas about their lives being perfect. So, to prevent you from assuming any unrealistic ideas about my life, I wanted to share with you some of the things that go on behind the blog.

Warning: the images that you see depict real life. These images may change the way you feel about this blogger as an inspirational person. Scroll down at your own risk.

You see this…

but you don’t see this

You see this…

but you don’t see this

You see this…

but you don’t see this

Ah, yes! Life is so perfectly imperfect I love it! If it were always perfect, what would we ever learn? If we never faced any challenges, how could we ever expect to grow?

So, just so you know, my life is not perfect and don’t you dare make it out to be! If you have an idea in your head that my life is easy and perfect and completely void of problems, you are sadly mistaken. My house gets messy, my kids get grumpy, I have thoughts of self-pity and doubt, I take things too seriously and I’ve spent a fair amount of time with my spoon in the peanut butter jar or with a fresh baked batch of cookies. Yes, I am only human.

I make messes in my life all the time but I always try to stay on top of cleaning them up. Just like when you leave the dishes and they get all crusty and impossible to clean, I have learned that our lives also become harder to get back together if we leave our messes for too long.

There is a quote that I love by Eileen Caddy, she says “Learn your lessons quickly and move on.” Now that is some pretty darn good advice!

Nobody is perfect or has a perfect life, but the important thing is that we all give our best no matter what and make sure to clean up the messes that we make along the way as quickly as we can.

While I may not be perfect, I do make some pretty rockin’ awesome banana pancakes.

Here is my recipe. So easy, a monkey could do it! 😉

Best Ever Banana Pancakes

makes 6 pancakes

  • 3 mashed over-ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 cups soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • sliced fresh fruit for garnish

Directions:

Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. In a medium mixing bowl mash the bananas and add the sunflower oil, milk and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder and sea salt and whisk together until combined and smooth. Pour batter into pan about 3/4 cup at a time.  Cook the pancake for a few minutes until it starts to bubble and then flip the pancake over and cook the other side a few minutes more until golden. Top with margarine,  pure maple syrup and fresh fruit.

These pancakes taste like banana bread, which I love. They were so yummy and easy to whip up.

And they look so pretty!

On the agenda for tonight, yoga and an early bedtime (crossing my fingers).

Have a perfect evening! 😉

7 thoughts on “Perfectly Imperfect

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  4. Can I just say, these are the best pancakes EVER!! I thought you exaggerated when you said they tasted like banana bread but, WOW! I am addicted! I doubled the recipe and ended up with 26, yes, Twenty-six pancakes 🙂 I added a little more milk to thin the batter….My family loved them, thank you!

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  5. Hi, I was just wondering how long these will keep for? What would happen if they were frozen? What do you do, take them straight out and put them in the toaster?!

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    • I often keep pancakes in the fridge overnight if we have leftovers and then warm them in the microwave in the morning. You could also freeze them too. I often freeze banana bread too. I have never tried putting them in the toaster before though. Hope that helps! 🙂

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