I am enough

21 Days of Gratitude: Day 1 – Sufficiency

Reflections on 21 days of gratitude challenge - Day 1 - Sufficiency

A group of friends are collectively embarking on a 21 days Gratitude Challenge. One friend is anchoring the challenge and every day she send out an email to reflect and act on one theme. I thought I will share my 21 days of gratitude reflections here:

21 days gratitude challenge

What do I have enough of?

Day 1 was an invitation to reflect on our places of sufficiency. Not measuring anything in quantity and not confusing it with abundance either. As Lynne Twist said, 

“Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all. It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough, and that we are enough.”

Lynne Twist

This question couldn’t have come on a better day. Today I had an experience that left me feeling insufficient, incapable, and just less than enough in a very deep emotional way. While after sitting on it, I was able to notice that I was judging myself unfairly and that I need to stop but that awareness came after I had already spent time ruminating on it! To distract myself, I opened my email and found the challenge for Day 1. It felt like it was meant just for me. I am really looking forward to making this list 🙂 

So here’s my list of what I have enough of. I am just going to write one word for each.

  1. Love 
  2. Smiles
  3. Well wishes
  4. Blessings
  5. Relationships
  6. Friendships
  7. Inspiration
  8. Guidance
  9. Ideas
  10. Stories
  11. Drama
  12. Troubles
  13. Health
  14. Physical capabilities
  15. Home
  16. Food
  17. Books
  18. Art supplies
  19. Money & other material things
  20. Places travelled to and to visit
  21. Miles to walk/ run/ bike

This list is by far not complete and definitely doesn’t mean that I don’t have an aspiration to strive for more. But it surely helps me see that “I am enough and I have enough.” It helps me let go of my feeling of insufficiency. I also added “enough troubles” in the list because those are what helps keep life in balance.

I am enough

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