You know that scene in Good Will Hunting where Robin William's character just keeps saying over and over again, "it's not your fault, it's not your fault..." ? That's what I wish I could come into all of your living rooms today to do with this truth: that you are enough.
And then when your mind starts to wander to all the ways you feel you are failing I would say it again, you are enough.
Because you are. You are enough. You aren't perfect. You don't have your sh*t together. Nobody does. But you are enough.
We waste our lives trying to excel at meaningless things, trying to live up to a lie that we need always clean houses and always gourmet meals and that we never wear paint splattered pajamas at four in the afternoon. And we push other women away because we think that everything we have to offer of ourselves isn't enough.
Friend, you are enough.
So yes, sure, set the table pretty and scrub the floors and plan the perfect menu if it makes you happy, but don't think for a second that those things make you worthy of deep meaningful relationships or will add value to you or make your day more worthwhile. They are good things that may make your guests smile, but without them, you are enough.
Because sometimes the most hospitable thing we can do is open our door in our pajamas and invite a friend in for a store bought muffin (this grace was extended to me just this week and I was truly blessed.)
So open the door, friends. Because the dirt on the floor, the dishes in the sink, the holes in your heart and the snappy tone in your voice: this is life, this is humanity, perfect is a lie and you are enough.
You are enough.
This is day 14 in a series about simple hospitality. Click here to see more.
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