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You Are Enough

I am participating in a writing contest: “You are Enough” hosted by Positive Writer at this link: http://positivewriter.com/writing-contest-you-are-enough/

It is a free contest open to anyone who may like to give it a  try. 

You Are Enough

You are enough, do you see? You are enough to be a writer who journals about life; about what you have experienced: what you’ve heard and perceived. You are enough, do you see? To write about your childhood, your adventures (and your misadventures also), your life lessons, and the places only you have been.

You are enough to write the stories, the essays, the prose, and the poems that live inside your mind and heart where no one else can peek and see. You are enough to write and share about the uniqueness that lives hidden inside you ever so deep. Only you can write eloquently about the precious things you know and your personal experiences; what you have witnessed, heard, and felt. No one else has your perspective; no one else has the insight to comprehend what only you have perceived.

You are enough, do you see? No one else can write like you; no one else can record the sagas, the novels, the hidden fables, fairy tales that remains tucked away in the secret library of your mind. Only you can write with distinctive flair of your faith, your personal beliefs, your hopes, and your dreams.

Only you can tap into your secret fountain brimming with imagination and draw from it with your flowing pen etched in distinctive inspiration. No one else has your style, your mannerisms, or your way with phrases and words which you long to share. So, others can finally see and, at long last, meet that hidden person, so quiet and unseen; gifted with creativity of clever words, anecdotes, and stories.

You are enough, do you see? Only you can write and reveal about the beauty that resides deep within your mind and heart. Only you can journey inward to that secret place where no one else can go and then bring to light the hidden treasures of your soul.

You are enough, do you see?

There was a time when I thought I wasn’t enough to be a writer and I could not see. I didn’t believe I had anything worthy to write and share with others. I did not think I was unique and had anything new and interesting to say. But I still had this dream that maybe I could write.  That maybe, just maybe I could write well enough to share a piece of my inner soul.  It has taken a long time to gather the courage and realize I am able to write and share my thoughts and my stories. So, others may read and be acquainted with a small piece of me. I finally realized that, just like you, I am enough to be a writer and now I can see.



What Jesus Sees in Me


Jesus sees in me all my pain and all my fears

Also all my insecurities hidden inside for years

Jesus sees in me all my failures in my daily journey

And each inhibiting unkindness inflicted on me

Jesus sees in me my brokenness and hopes unfulfilled

He hears my hidden sobs when the nights are still

Jesus also sees in me an inquisitive and curious person

Who stares at the wildflowers and studies the heavens

Who walks through the forest and across the prairieland

Also along the seashore sinking her feet in the sand

Who tries to find lasting beauty in everything she sees

And strives to be gentle and kind to everyone she meets

Jesus sees in me a person who journeys nearly every day

And reaches out to help others along the way

Some days are filled with unseen trials and others are fine

But Jesus knows the way through the tangled briars and the brine

Jesus also sees in me my dreams and inspirations.

My visions and perhaps too lofty aspirations

Of all that I still hope and desire to yet do

He sees my determined endurance to see each day through

Jesus sees in me quiet inner beauty

When I only see shyness and insecurity

Finally Jesus sees in me, the perfect person I will be

At home in heaven where I will live for glorious eternity