Already Enough.

"It's not good enough yet"

I recently heard a child say this and it shocked me. Instead of saying "it's not done yet", they chose to say "it's not good enough yet". I'm sure the concept of "worthiness" is well known by our older kids but I wasn't prepared for a younger child to express it or demonstrate even the slightest understanding of it. 

Our striving for worth and perfection is seen by others, especially the younger people in our lives. Not only do they pick up on what we say, they also pick up on how we say it and how we respond to situations. 

When did we start shaping our actions and responses around proving or growing our worth?
When did we start believing that we had to do all of the things, all of the time. 

I'm not sure when or how, but it's tiring isn't' it?

I want to look in the mirror and just see me. 

Not the fact that my hair doesn't look like a girl I saw on Instagram. 
Or the fact that my nose is a little crooked. 
Or the circles under my eyes. 
Or the way my thighs look in jeans.

Or all of the other imperfections I can  SO EASILY point out.

I want to come home in the evening or on the weekend and be completely fine resting and not doing anything  (anything that feels like work or something to "prove" myself, that is). 

It seems like being busy has become the gold standard. As a woman, as a mom, as a business owner, even just as a person in general, everyday I'm bombarded with things I should be doing to be better in each of those roles. I don't know about you, but it's really exhausting. 

Instead, I want to notice these things when I look in the mirror: 

I want to notice my kindness - how it's creating change in small ways (even when I don't see it in real time) 
I want to notice the love I have for my family - the investment I have in my girls and devotion to spending time with my loved ones. 
I want to notice the ways in which my business helps people create beautiful spaces. 
I want to acknowledge that health is a process and I'm trying to do what's best for my body. 
And most of all, I want to notice that I'm exactly where I need to be and more than enough just as I am. 


We can take a break friends - from all of the "striving". 

I hope we cultivate spaces in our homes and in our lives for the messy, the normal, the everyday things that are in fact VERY extraordinary. I want to practice resting well and model it for the people around me. I also want to notice the lovely things in myself and in my loved ones, way more often than I do now.

You're already worthy. You're already good enough. 

1 comment

  • Rene Cox

    Such beautiful thoughts, Whitney! We ARE worthy, just the way we are now; our Savior says so!

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