Food trucks, a DJ and a few venders were circled around my local market’s parking lot. The music and enticing aromas attracted me to investigate, so I strolled over and chatted with a couple of women promoting their fitness group. One woman wore a bright yellow button.
That button spoke directly to my heart. It said: I am enough
I asked, “Where did you get your button? I want one!”
She unpinned it and gave it to me. I tried to decline, but she insisted and said that if someone admired it, I was to give it to them. I said, “But what if someone wants it right away? I’m not ready to give it up.” I felt like hiding it. I couldn’t give it up, it was mine and I needed it, I loved it!
She smiled, “You have to give it.”
I nodded, pinned the button to my t-shirt and walked away feeling as if I’d just been hugged, feeling better than I’d felt all day. My grasping thoughts dissolved and I realized the only better feeling would be to pass the button on to someone else, expanding the hug.
Goals are good
It’s good to have goals and strive to improve, move forward, move faster. Don’t we all spend a lot of time at that effort and reap well deserved rewards? But, once in a while, isn’t it heavenly to rest in the thought that I am enough?
I’m happy to pass on my cheerful yellow button to the next person I meet who wants it, and in the meantime, I’m passing it on to all of you in this post.
What does “I am enough” mean to you?
Love your story about the gift of the “I am enough” button! I’d have to write a memoir to answer your question, though. Hey, maybe I will! Thanks!
Hi Julie! Thanks, I’m so glad you liked my post. Write that memoir!
Wonderful post. I think being enough is just being happy as you are, it’ nice to achieve things and buy nice things and all that, but I think it would be good if we could all be happy as just ourselves, even without the extra trimmings!