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?