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Iraqi bloggers

I’ve subscribed to the blogs of two Iraqi women, who are apparently mother and daughter. They live in Mosul. I think these subscriptions, more than news stories, will help me understand real life there, and I’m interested to hear about other good Iraq blogs.

One thing Sunshine posted really grabbed me just now. I was just skimming through her posts and came across this one, in which she corrects a mistake she’d made in an earlier post. Then she writes:

He who makes no mistakes makes nothing ..

And you know, that is so true. I know it is. But to see it written so plainly is profound to me. When will I begin applying this truth in my own life?

Here is a 14 year old girl who learns and then teaches. She doesn’t wait until she has it perfect before she teaches it to someone else. Perfection isn’t the point; doing the best she can, and helping others to do the same, is her goal.

I have always said that I can’t teach because I’m a perfectionist. It seems like I can’t do a lot of things because I’m a perfectionist. I need to leave that attitude by the wayside and really join the learning community. I need to be willing to learn and to teach.

Thanks, Sunshine. I’ve learned a lot from your blog already.