These words hover on my office wall at eye level. Individually, the words are simple and stark. Together, the three entities become strength.
You are enough, all on your own. The emotional abuse toward you is not your fault, nor is it your undoing. You are stronger than this and you are not alone.
You are enough, in your career. The backhanded, no-grounds firing you endured will not derail your ethics or your integrity. Good things and calmer waters lie ahead.
You are enough, in your skin. We all feel ugly and heavy and unwanted at times. But you are beautiful to so many more than you know.
You are enough, despite your mistakes. We all make them. We should forgive, but also remember to forgive ourselves.
You are enough, as a parent. Though it may feel as if the inane and the routine have beaten you down, your Self is still in there. Let it shine.
You are enough, in every way. Your flaws are not flaws. The person you will find one day will not see them as imperfections, but as what makes you… You.
You are enough, even in your darkest moments. It is not a sickness. The Truth is that without this part of you, you would not be the friend that I adore.
You are enough, in your own choices. Not everyone will agree with the decisions you make. But the decisions are yours to own. Not theirs.
Though a few of these statements are written selfishly, most I wish I could verbalize to people in my life. Some of those people are reading at this very moment. I hope you hear me. If you can’t, may you find at least one way in which you are enough and that you are able to take from these words a little bit of my strength. I am right here with you, feeling ‘less than’ at times, but stubbornly refusing to succumb.
Linking up with Yeah Write and the lovely community over there. These people are amazing. I am humbled to be a part of such awesomeness.