I'm standing here telling you, screaming it from the highest mountain, that you are enough!!!
I think, no matter how amazing our lives may look from the outside, that we all struggle from time-to-time with feeling like we're enough.
You can have the world's cleanest 4'x4' area for your Instagram pictures (I'm talking surgery suite clean and stark white!) and still have a toddler clearing your coffee table, emptying the entertainment center, and slinging his spaghetti across the kitchen by the forkful! You can put on a big smile and crisp new capris and run your errands in full makeup with your hair just perfect, and still spend 95% of your time in last week's yoga pants, no bra, and a messy bun (and not a cute one). We're always trying to make sure we LOOK like we have it all together for other people, but really, we're struggling to keep our heads above water. Guess what? You are enough. Bird's nest bun, sagging boobs, and chugging twice reheated coffee... You. Are. Enough.
"It is what it is, but it will be what you make it." This is my favorite quote by one of my favorite women, Pat Head Summitt. She didn't care what anybody thought about her. She just wanted to play a great game, because that was her job. Winning was not her job. Winning was a perk. Her job was to make sure her team was there, ready, and willing to lay it all on the line. And her team did that more than any other team in the history of sports. Coach Summitt knew she was enough.
Do you give your all? Do you try your best? Do you do everything you can, everyday? You won't win them all, sure, but if you can be happy with your efforts then you're doing it right! You are enough!
There will always be someone who doesn't see what you do. Doesn't appreciate that 4'x4' space in the midst of the chaos. Doesn't see that you're spending your time doing for others and that's why your hair is in a knot. Doesn't care that there is a hot meal every night, only that it's been smeared on every surface in the kitchen by the toddler. All too often, this person will be one of the closest to you. The one who should be on your side and supportive is the one who sees every flaw, but don't you ever forget that you are enough.
Chances are high that this one person doesn't feel like they're enough, either. Which brings me to my main point... not only are YOU enough, but I am enough, they are enough. Take it upon yourself to uplift others. One of the best ways to feel better is to make someone else feel better. Smile. Laugh. Encourage. We're all ENOUGH!