A few weeks ago several of my friends got together at Painting With A Twist. This is where you are guided through the process of painting a picture and within 2 hours you have your own masterpiece! It was a fun time and below are our finished paintings.
And then I brought my palm tree home. At first I sat it in the laundry room (only because thecounter was a perfect place to sit it against the wall).
For several days, I questioned if I should hang it in the house. I liked it and it made me smile when I looked at it (anything with a palm tree makes me smile). I even had a spot in our guest bathroom that has been empty since we moved in three years ago. (I wanted something there but it is a smaller space and could get by without anything).
As I considered hanging my palm tree and alternating between hanging it in the bathroom (where anyone staying the night would see it) or the laundry room (where only James and I would see it) a voice came into my head. “I don’t know if it’s good enough to hang in the house.”
What? Where did that come from? True, it is not going to win a competition but I’m actually proud of it – not bad for my first time of painting anything.
However, everyone of us has that same voice in our life. The voice that doesn’t think our recipe is good enough; that we have a fast enough time to run that 5K; that the scarf we knitted is good enough to give as a gift, or we write well enough to believe someone would read our words
How many times a day does that voice speak to you? Are you even aware of it?
I openly acknowledge I’m creative and I’ve had plenty of fails in my life. Typically I pull whatever I’ve done apart and start over. I didn’t want to put my palm tree in the storage closet (or throw it away) so I hung it in my guest bathroom. It is GOOD ENOUGH to hang in my house!
It’s the first thing you see when you walk into the room and I smile each time I see it.
Today I want you to acknowledge that something you have created or have done is GOOD ENOUGH. Stop the voice that states otherwise.
Let me know when you have had to tell yourself you were GOOD ENOUGH.
Sheryl is a transition coach, trainer and speaker from Lexington Kentucky. As the author of the blog How to Make A Life, she uses her own life and journey as a blueprint to help others find motivation, inspiration and hope for a healthy and happy life. About Twitter Instagram Pinterest