Wednesday, September 21, 2016

hello there, friend,

years ago when i first came across the phrase, "i am enough" i didn't get it. it sounded full of self importance to me. it reminded me of the typical independent american, who says, "i can do it all by myself." the underlying message being, "i don't need help."

it wasn't until i came across brene brown that i started to understand this in a completely different way. this phrase is a reminder that we live in a world that is sending us messages all the time about not being enough. not being organized enough, thin enough, pretty enough, creative enough. that our home isn't clean enough, that our children aren't perfect enough, our life isn't pinterest or instagram worthy enough. the underlying message is that we will never be good enough.

no wonder we need this message. no wonder it's hard for us to wrap our minds around the fact that we are each created uniquely, each worthy of love and belonging and enough. you are enough. i am enough. now, i get it.