I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay

I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay

by Dolores Ayotte

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I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay by Dolores Ayotte

�My recipe for life consists of a little bit of this and a little bit of that borne from my life experiences. Usually, when I use all of the ingredients and steps�I end up with a pretty good product. Sometimes�I can still fail. It is this failure to succeed all of the time that helps remind me of my humanity and the fact that I am not perfect.� From new author Dolores Ayotte comes a baker�s dozen of insightful tips to getting through life. In I�m Not Perfect and It�s Okay, Ayotte presents readers with a means to a better life. Ayotte�s conversational style makes her feel like an old friend giving advice. With exceptional ease, readers are taken through a recipe for healing, beginning with love for themselves. Readers are reminded to keep life�s recipe simple, being sure to add a cup of laughter, two cups of forgiveness, and a dash of silence�resulting in several goods sure to make life easier. Each step is personal and easy to incorporate into daily living, made memorable through real-life stories and quotes the author has found helpful on her own journey to happiness. This inspiring collection is truly beneficial to readers young and old as they realize that I�m Not Perfect and It�s Okay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606047811
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AvidReader2015 More than 1 year ago
Dolores Ayotte has such a gentle, humble manner in her writing, that it feels as if she is touching you and bringing her voice directly into your core. She opens with, "Thank you for teaching me all that I know today. By becoming the student, I was able to able eventually to be the teacher that I am today." Written from the heart, this book is the result of twenty-five years of juggling ideas in her mind. She suggests that healing is a lifelong journey, which she calls a healing circle, linked to more circles like a gold chain to be treasured. The first step in the journey is learning to love yourself; after that, the next steps become easier. Dolores encourages you to have a really good look at yourself, look into your eyes into the depth of your soul, to listen to the gentle philosopher that lives within you, and to cherish the gift of laughter. Her teaching is supported by lovely quotes from an extensive bibliography, quotes that enrich her message and anchor it in truth, such as "Love has two daughters--kindness and patience." Five stars.
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CaraCoffey More than 1 year ago
"Dolores Ayotte told us she was sitting with us, chatting, as we drank a cup of tea together as one of the first thoughts in her first book, I'm Not Perfect And It's Okay. This little penning of her heart attitude really allowed me to relax as I began to read her thoughts. Indeed, though the gems of truth Dolores has gleaned from her battle with depression are paramount toward living in a balanced way, she shares them with wit and gentle understanding of the human makeup. I appreciated her play on words in a number of places, and her habit of chronicling quotes from great people was passed to her readers masterfully to further the reader's understanding of what Dolores is trying to convey. Dolores Ayotte honestly, graciously, and thoroughly expresses a very poignant and insightful journey manual for those of us, who are actually all of us, that struggle with debilitating issues in the course of walking toward the end of our life. I found myself able to do some "reality checks" with Dolores because there was no judgment conveyed to her readers in I'm Not Perfect And It's Okay. I recommend this lovely read to anyone who needs to think through life habits toward a better day for themselves as well as those around them who are family, friend, and acquaintance. I also think Dolores has given us a lot for which to think about how we view God and the Savior, Jesus Christ. May anyone blessed to read this book come to a fuller knowledge of God and His Son, the Savior." ~Cara Coffey, author, "Uncovered No More"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book so much. It is written in such an easy to understand and simple way. I had a very hard time putting this book down...it made me laugh out loud and shed a few tears...I could really connect with Dolores on so many levels. It really is thought provoking but with a very simple formula! Dolores thanks for writing this wonderful piece of art!
amc76 More than 1 year ago
I'M NOT PERFECT AND IT'S OK (Baker's Dozen) is a wonderfully written book, filled with simple life lessons that lead to a place of wisdom. One of the author's greatest gifts is her wisdom, and she shares it beautifully. May you connect with her gentle guidance like I have, for inside these pages is a gift of love.
MavenDA More than 1 year ago
Charming, witty and captivating to the last word! I couldn't put this book down. It warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. This book is a treat for everyone. When I read this book, I realized how important it is to make the right choices and also the many lessons we have to learn when we make the wrong ones. An excellent work of art! Share it with your family and friends.