Lately, I've been thinking a lot about enough, or being enough, or having enough. Something like that.
I found a quote that said, "Whatever you do today, let that be enough." And in my mind, I thought, "when is it ever enough", and then, the doozy, "when am I ever enough?"
You know that feeling, don't you, where whatever you do doesn't seem to fill the bill? My house isn't clean enough, my kids aren't great enough, my spirituality isn't strong enough, my creativity isn't.... creative enough. The comparison game. And pretty soon you're thinking, why am I even trying. I should just throw my hands up and sit on the couch, eating bon-bons and watching tv. (Only not soap operas because they are going out of biz and who wants to get sucked into a show thats on it's way out. )
I've gone through this comparison game, and I'm telling you, I'm the winner. How, you ask? How did I win? Because I've finally realized that I just need to compare myself, to myself. I always win that way! Is my house cleaner than before? Yep! Win! Are my kids progressing? Yep! Win! Is my testimony growing? Yep! Win!
You get the point. (And I promise this is not in reference to Charlie Sheen. "Winning!")
The problem comes in that I have four talented, beautiful, compassionate daughters, and daughters seem to be the hardest on themselves. And my four lovelies always tend to see what they are doing, and who they are becoming in the lowest possible light. How do we combat that in children? How do we help them understand that whoever they are, is enough in the sight of the Lord? If they are progressing in their love for the gospel, and our Heavenly Father, they are enough. The rest is fluff and stuff.
Friends are hard.
School is hard.
Relationships are hard.
Compassion is hard.
Getting along is hard.
Keep moving forward is hard.
But, always, you are enough. And whatever you are doing to be better, is enough.
And that is my soapbox for today.