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These words hover on my office wall at eye level.   Individually, the words are simple and stark.  Together, the three entities become strength.

EnoughWM

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.

We are enough.
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37 responses »

  1. Thanks for this — I totally needed to read this.

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  2. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I needed this today when I’m again unable to work due to severe depression. It’s hard to believe, so it does need to be repeated like that.

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  3. I needed this too. I’ve needed it all month. It’s a great reminder. ‘Stubbornly refusing to succumb’ is excellent!! In a world where we’re bombarded by media constantly telling us we need to be more and better it’s wonderful to find a message like this and puts life back into perspective. Thank you.

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    • Very valid observation re: society’s expectations. Sometimes you just have to say, you know what? Screw them. I’m just fine the way I am. Thanks, Mod Mom!

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  4. I needed this today. Thank you.

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  5. Peach! I am printing this out and putting this on my desk tomorrow. You are a gem.

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  6. “Enough” is so simple but the hardest thing to truly understand!

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  7. Powerful and direct post. Like others have said, it was good to read this tonight. . . a good reminder for us all. . .

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  8. Yes indeed, an important message for all!

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  9. Thank you! I’m struggling with so much of the stuff on your list right now — it’s good to hear this today. Thank you!

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  10. Do you read the folks over at Just. Be. Enough. ? They often write empowering words like this 🙂

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  11. Sniffle, sniffle. Perfect timing right before Valentines Day. Glad you posted it. It was meaningful.

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  12. Loved this so much, Peach. Thank you!

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  13. I love this, thanks for the excellent reminder. I want to print this out and hang it in my office to read again, every day.

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  14. I needed to read this today. Thank you for the reminder.

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  15. yes. enough of beating ourselves up. enough is enough.

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  16. This made me teary eyed. I really needed to read this, so thank you.

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  17. Especially about flaws that make us who we are. This was a perfect Valentine’s Day present to all the people in your life. Have a great day, Peach.

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  18. This made me somehow start hearing “We Are Young” in my head. Now I want to tease my hair and dance around the living room. So, thanks for that. 🙂

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  19. Very well said. 🙂

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  20. So many encouraging words in this post! It’s one for the bathroom mirror, as a reminder every morning. 😀

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  21. This is so, so important. Thank you for writing it out! 🙂

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