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I am a nuff

July 12, 2011

In just one day, the very same day, yesterday in fact, I discovered, through the online tweety community, two books that have hastily made their way on to my ‘Books – Must Buy’ list. Thanks to Pip Lincolne and Sarah Wilson respectively, for introducing me to The Happiness Project and The Gifts of Imperfection.

Words about / around these books resonate with me – here are a couple of reasons why.

Pip describes Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project as recognising simple, happy, excellent moments. I’m all for the awareness of moments, and simplicity does it for me big time. The Happiness Project website has a list of Gretchen’s personal commandments. There are a couple of great ones on there – I would like to borrow some of them for my own. This is one of my favourites: Act the way I want to feel. Yes I like that. There are other gems on the website too.

In the summary of Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection it says this: “This important book is about the lifelong journey from What will people think? to I am enough.”

Am I enough? I find this question comes up a lot with people / friends / patients / me, in many different aspects of life. We talk about it in Crafty Stress Management. Some of us turn it around and own it and stitch it as an affirmation. I am enough. I am a nuff.

So today, please join me in being a nuff, maybe you’d like to be a nuff tomorrow too, and maybe even the day after that, but in any moment that you choose, in this moment right now, be a nuff.

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