Today I laid to rest my sweet dog after 15 years of shared love & adventures. As I acknowledged her time was coming to an end, yet before making that final decision, I caught myself focusing on the idea that "I didn't make enough time to brush her." I made time to sit and brush her on her last full day on this earth and yet I was saddened that I hadn't done this more.
I am thankful to say that I caught myself in the habit shared by many human beings all over this globe of thinking I'm not enough. These thoughts sneak in around numerous aspects of my life. "I'm not strong enough, smart enough, organized enough, etc." We all have our own personal lists of "not enoughs" we often secretly work to hide from others.After acknowledging this thought process, I made a clear decision to stop believing such a thought. Instead, I reflected on all the ways that I did provide enough love, exercise, good food, affection, kisses on the head, attention, etc. It gave me a whole different feeling and allowed a much better experience of my final hours with a dog I loved so dearly.
Now that she is gone, I am committed to use her memory as a reminder that I am enough. I am strong enough, smart enough, organized enough, etc. to accomplish all that I can ever dream and more. I know deep in my heart that while my dear dog never had the ability to express with words, I know that she would be honored to inspire me in such a meaningful way. After all, I would never dream of saying that my dog didn't wag her tail or acknowledge me enough. She was enough, I am enough, and we are all filled with more than enough of exactly what we need to experience true happiness and fulfillment.Take time to reflect on your thoughts and share your thoughts with others. Where are you with believing you are not enough? Ask your loved ones where they sometimes feel they are not enough. Then support each other in deciding to stop believing these thoughts.