Enough #41

My word for 2020 is ENOUGH.

It’s such a great word and realization. And it’s so versatile!

  • I can use it while standing tall, with clenched fists and lots of exclamation points. “Enough of THAT!!!”
  • I can use it when I remember to put Fear in the back seat. So I can get on with Life. “Enough, already.”
  • I can use it when no matter how I try, things just don’t turn out as I planned or wanted. So I can allow a glimmer of grace to creep-in and flip my compassion switch ON. “:: deep sigh:: Enough.”
  • I can also use it when God/The Universe/and Everything Good presents one of those gobsmacking moments of awe and love. “THIS is enough.”

I’m reading Michael J Fox’s latest book, “No Time Like the Future”. He’s a hero of mine and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease the same year I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As we’ve traveled (albeit wobbly, at times), a similar-but-different neurological pathway, his fierce commitment to optimism has been a true light for me.

January 21, 2021 will be the 30th anniversary of finding out my body has MS in it. I haven’t celebrated that anniversary every year. I did, for my 25th though. I was leading a retreat with a beloved group of women, with whom I’d shared five days in January, for many years. I brought Key Lime Pie, to share. It was sacred and silly, everything celebrating a disease should be. 😜

I don’t know if or how I’ll celebrate this 30th anniversary. I do know that every day of my life, I’ll continue to celebrate how the MS in my body has encouraged me to focus on: The Now; the moment and people in front of me; the truly important things in life; and, as MJF wrote, that “There’s more to less than I thought.”

And that’s enough.

How have you witnessed or experienced enough lately?

4 thoughts on “Enough #41

  1. Beautifully written Lisa!
    You are so gifted in your creative writing!
    Thank you for blessing me and so many others!
    Who would know, God of course, that the word you chose for this year, enough, would be so perfect for what this year has brought to living our daily lives!
    Love to you❤️

  2. Thanks for joining in and for your loving words, Dena. Yep, who knew indeed? 😜 Gotta admit, I’m a little nervous about what word shows up for me to pick in 2021.🤣💜🥴

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