Another reason why I *heart* Post Secret


It's heartbreaking when you believe that you aren't good enough.

A good enough Wife.

A good enough Mom.

A good enough Daughter.

A good enough Friend.

A good enough Sibling.

Good enough. What does that mean?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are more than good enough.

I just wish you'd figure that out.

david mcmahon said...

Sorry, I don't agree. Sometimes friends need to be told just how valuable they are.

And I do not agree with you because I think (and I've said this before) you are simply a very gifted writer.

If you don;t live up to your own expectations (and many of us don't) it simply means we have higher goals for our own selves.

NOT that we're not good enough.

Trust me.

Cheating Death said...

As always you find a way to tug at those heart strings a bit more.

I assure you Epi--you are good enough. Tough, compassionate, and damn good at what you do.

Braden said...

I don't feel that I'm a good enough wife, mom, or daughter either.

Chapati said...

you are good enough - believe in yourself!

Greybeard said...

Having just enough doubt so you keep striving is healthy.
Worrying about it to the point of ulcers, or even higher blood pressure is not.
I think you need to go back and read this post.

NannyOgg said...

Epi, you rock!

I only know you from your writing, but I love you and know that you pass the 'good enough' test with flying colours.

Not perfect yet, but definitely good enough. Perfection is boring anyway. One should make at least one mistake a day, or one is playing life way too safely.

Karen

Epijunky said...

My Gosh folks, I really appreciate the sweet words...

I posted this because I can identify with it. I've felt this way from time to time. I think a lot of people have.

I don't know who created this secret and sent it in, but I believe it took great courage to share it with others.

Thank you all, once again, for the wonderful comments.

tracy said...

Wow, Epi...are you a mind reader? Psychic? i feel and have felt just like that for a very long time...and you are so right..."What is good enough"?

Whatever it is, i'm certian you are way beyond, "good enough".

i heart you!

CM said...

Epi,

I've been meaning to reply to this post.. It struck a cord with me and reminded me that there are days when I think I'm the only one that doesn't feel like their good enough...

I realize those we all get like this and with the people in our life who know us can remind us what kind of people we truly are...

Have a great day....

CM

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

I SOOOOO understand and relate to this....
d you keep thinking l'm gonna get found out any time soon, l'm such a fraud...dont know why....
I think thats why I try so hard, I want to be good at it all...and I as say to pals, I juggle 10 things a day, and if only I could do something really well, mum, wife, daughter, friend, is it all too much...pick one? nope!

Erica said...

This grabbed me, because that's been my central struggle for quite a while now. Exacerbated, of course, by an emotionally abusive ex who got all kinds of benefits from keeping me feeling that way... and who still succeeds in using it more than I realize until later.
So central, in fact, that when I write my memoir, the title is gonna be "Good Enough."
Thank you. It's nice to hear other tough chicks feel the same way from time to time.