a blessing for when we need to feel good enough

(from the appropriately titled book, “Good Enough”). Now available wherever books are sold.

Blessed are you, dear heart, when you feel it again. You had a moment there that felt perfect and certain and complete. Like you could taste the enoughness and satisfaction. And you thought: I could live here forever.

And then . . . and then . . . and then.

You were pulled, unwillingly, into this changed reality. You blinked and there it was: a new and terrible address. Here, where there is something wrong.

Here, in the unfixable, un-outworkable. Here, in a world that can’t stay still long enough to be perfected, at least not by us.

And blessed are we, realizing with relief that we can set aside the project of our own perfectibility, and name it for what it is—the place of almost.

We are stuck a quarter-turn away from the beauty and fulfillment that our souls have glimpsed and our hearts crave.

Blessed are we, the loved, who gather up the truths we need to live here. Beauty. Love. Joy. Acceptance. Community.

And more than a touch of courage. We who are learning to remain in between the discomfort of what is and what might never be. 

**This blessing can be found in Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection.