I am not attractive enough. I am not smart enough.
I am not successful enough.
I am not thin enough.
I am not enough.
How many times a day do these words cross your mind? Why do you let someone else define your worth? How hard on yourself are you for not being "perfect'?
I'll let you in on something. There is no such thing as perfect.
No perfect life. No perfect face. No perfect body. No perfect mate.
There is life. It's messy. It's dirty. It's confusing. And it is beautiful. Just as you are beautiful.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Every single one of you have abilities, talents, and attributes that are enviable to someone else. So why think that you are in any less than enough? Why let someone else, media, or society create that doubt?
We all have our moments. My friend once said to me, "I need to know your flaws! You seem so....perfect!" I laughed. Hard. I'm far from it. If you've been reading my messages for a while, you are fully aware of that. I have my moments when I don't feel enough. I spent my childhood never feeling enough. I still battle an internal dialogue at times. So why on the outside do I appear ok? Because I took back my power. I realized that someone else's opinion of me is none of my business. I realized that I like, no, LOVE, me. I realized that for all my imperfections, I'm still pretty damn awesome. Cocky? No. Confident? Yes. Perfect? Not a chance.
The next time you feel less than, remember, YOU ARE ENOUGH.