I am enough

So I’ve been wondering lately, for a variety of reasons, if I am enough.

When things get a little ‘ho hum’ in some areas of my life and it seems like the lives of others are far more exciting and ‘on track’, it is interesting how the negative thoughts begin to creep in. Am I enough to be a good daughter, a caring friend, a functional worker, a potential partner…? The list goes on. With all this contemplation my normally chirpy self begins to feel colourless, like the sun has disappeared behind a cloud leaving me bathed in shadow.

In times like this I find it helpful to search for a way out of the mental quagmire (don’t you just love that word?!) by talking to friends, reading my bible, or browsing through what’s online. In a recent web search I found some lovely discussions on the topic and I particularly resonated with this post by Jen Lemen (via Tracey Clark’s blog). It is amazing to discover too how many feel this way at one time or another – a very comforting thought!

So if you are, or have been, in a similar head space I want to encourage you, or as the Merriam-Webster dictionary puts it, “inspire [you] with courage, spirit and hope”! Read something that makes you smile, go for a walk in the park, watch a movie that makes you laugh, or hug a friend and truly feel them hug you back. In doing so you’ll be reminded that you are alive…and enough!

Voices in my head
Dispelled by friends, hugs and sun
Yes, I am enough

© Leah Dowsett 2011


Winter cuddle

Snuggly blanket /

Made with grandmotherly love /

Still warms like her hugs

© Leah Dowsett 2011

“God ‘n’ stuff” group

A dark rainy night /

The fortnightly gathering /

Such food for our souls

© Leah Dowsett 2011

Girlies united

Surrogate sisters /

High tea as a fond farewell /

Lots of teary love

© Leah Dowsett 2011

Peaceful prayer time

Catching up on life /

Sharing with my soul sister /

Love our times with God

© Leah Dowsett 2011

Parental interaction

Sunday night dinner /

Good food, a puzzle and laughs /

So very thankful

© Leah Dowsett 2011

Fun in Mum’s kitchen

A day of baking /

Some floury fulfilment /

Pies, tarts, bread and rolls!

© Leah Dowsett 2011

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