The other day I was talking to a friend who was in the midst of a hardship. I spoke words to her that my inner voice had been telling me all week, “You have so much”, which is really so different than “you have enough”. The 1st tells you that your life is full, the 2nd tells you that you can do without. Sometimes we just need to hear that our life is full.
You might say, “What do I have? Seriously?”
You may not have the relationship that you think you want or need.
You may not have the job that you want.
Your car is a lemon.
Your house is just okay.
Maybe some of your family relationships have fallen apart.
Maybe you’ve lost someone dear.
Perhaps you’re struggling with parenting.
Maybe your health is not great.
Maybe you’re not in the shape that you want to be.
Maybe you’re sleep deprived.
And so on.
And yet, here I am, telling you, You Have So Much. I’m not making light of struggles. Struggles are real. They are deep. They are hard. But in our struggles we often forget what we have.
Pause with me. Set aside comparisons. Look full into the beautiful, round face of your life and hold it.
This is what you have…
That quiet pause.
That beautiful lingering moment.
That incredible song that just hangs on.
The breeze in the trees.
The robin singing.
The smell of fresh cut grass.
That goodnight sleep.
That beautiful blue sky.
This refreshing rain.
An incredible meal.
That amazing friend that has your back no matter what.
The unrelenting love of someone.
That trip you took that one time.
That book that left it’s mark.
Those incredible, crazy making kids.
This present moment.
This fresh start.
A life, to this date, well lived.
You do, you have so much.