Five Minute Friday: Enough

Linking up with the beautiful Lisa-Jo, as ever.  Writing for just 5 minutes on a given prompt.  Love this link up!

This weeks prompt….is enough.


Oh man.

It’s like Lisa-Jo read my mind.

I am by nature a worrier, and as much as I try to dissuade this part of my character, I do love a good think on things.  I try to be proactive and assertive about the things that worry me, but I still do worry!  And one of the things I really do worry about is not being enough.

Not being smart enough, kind enough, generous enough, pretty enough.

I worry that I let people down.

That I can’t give them what they need from me.

In this busy life I feel like I’m always at constant risk of letting someone down, of not being there, of failing to be enough.

If I throw myself into work, friendships take a hit.  If I concentrate on friends, I lose time with Matthew.  If I lavish time and attention on Matthew, my Junior League work suffers.  If I work hard on my JLL stuff, I have less time to blog.  If I blog devotedly, I lose out on workout time….

I have to say, my saviour in this, in my worrying, is blogging.  Being able to read the words of others, to hear how they are striving to be all they can be, reassures me and reminds me that I’m not alone.  We’re all trying to be good writers, friends, girlfriends, wives, mothers, teachers….we’re all trying to be enough.  And when I read peoples’ honest words, it soothes me; and writing about my own life here reminds me that I am enough

I am enough.

I may not be the picture perfect housewife, the outstanding every day teacher, the epitome of a Junior Leaguer…..but I do lots.  I give lots.  And what I give is enough for the people around me.  I know I’ll always be striving and driven to give more, but sometimes it’s nice to remember that I am enough.

I am enough.  You are enough.  We are enough.


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  1. LuAnne
    20th July 2012 / 11:20 am

    Oh, you've just written my story! There is never enough time to do it all perfectly! But then, you're absolutely right – "I am enough. You are enough. We are enough." Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Wiwille
    20th July 2012 / 6:00 pm

    There should be a song about enoughness.

  3. Riot Kitty
    21st July 2012 / 2:28 am

    You are so much more than enough!

    23rd July 2012 / 6:23 am

    I think we all worry about not being enough. Certainly our life experiences have revealed that we come short, a lot. The thing to remember alongside the idea that we are enough is that Jesus is completely enough. He has satisfied the ransom for us. So, when we doubt ourselves, or when we truly fail, we can count on the truth that Jesus is truly enough.

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