I am enough
This morning I was chatting with my three daughters, as we often do when we’re all awake at the same time. We are spread over the world and take every opportunity to stay in touch online.
They like to laugh at things I’ve done, especially those that are classified as my D’OH moments and I really don’t mind at all. I laugh with them.
In fact I love it.
As I often tell them, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and one day they will be like me in more ways than one! They already know this, as their partners have pointed out some of the similarities that are starting to show up bit by bit.
When you meet my family, you’ll understand – there never was a truer word spoken!!!
It helps when I share these type of graphics (see below) – How a normal person tells a story and How I tell a story. This just cracked them up as it could be me when I’m trying to tell a story or a joke and I get it all mixed up and usually laugh well before delivering the punchline.
I wish I could remember where I found this graphic to credit them with it, but it was done by someone very clever and unfortunately it wasn’t me!
Yes I am enough
But what it does for me, these lighthearted moments we share, is tell me that yes I am enough. I have a good relationship with my daughters, they know how far to push me, or they should do by now, and they know I’ll always have their backs.
It’s when I’m feeling confused or downhearted that I have to remember the smiles, the gentle ribbing, the chats, the calls for help, the timely messages, the smiles, laughter and love and I know I am enough.
Life isn’t easy for any of us and we have to work hard at building relationships.
It’s sometimes too easy to focus on our inadequacies, our imperfectness, our various faults and forget that if we are doing our best, then we are enough, just as we are.
Thanks to my lovely friend Sue at Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond for editing this photo of me by adding the words as I was having trouble – true friends help each other out!
My blogging friend Leanne at Cresting the Hill wrote this great post with 7 fabulous quotes about becoming alive. It’s well worth a read.
OK, over to you, what are your wise words for #TuesdayTruth or #WednesdayWisdom or just for today – whatever the day is?
Let me know a quote you live by.
Yes, right now, I am enough, and I promise to listen to myself.
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