“But here’s the deal, sweet stranger. You deserve to be the protagonist of your own wonderful, bizarre, terrifying little life. If you decide you are enough, you are enough. You don’t need to wait for some grand external validation of your worth before you offer your kindest heart to yourself.” – Kathy Brown
Life is a never ending stream of challenges and discoveries. Our society runs rampant with judgmental and envious eyes just waiting for the opportunity to criticize who we are and what we do from one day to the next.
But oftentimes the biggest offender behind those judgmental eyes, which so often look to criticize us, are none other than our own.
You are enough. Three simple little words with such immense power – only if we’re brave enough to stand up tall and proclaim them as truth.
When you’re standing in the mirror attacking your physical appearance for its imperfections when compared to the manufactured appearances of a vain society, scream as loud as you can to stop your train of thought and say with utter certainty and sincerity, you are enough.
When you do what only you do best, working hard until the project is proudly completed, but receive little to no praise or regard for the accomplishment, remind yourself what an accomplishment it truly is and tell yourself, you are enough.
When the news is nothing more than one story after another filled with hate and disregard for each other and you feel as though even your small acts of kindness are meaningless, look at the smiles of the people around you and realize you are enough.
Freelance writer Lacey Ramburger once said, “At the end of the day darling, you are enough. You always have been. It may have taken you awhile to see that and to finally reach this place, but you have always been enough.”
Let’s all try to remember that.