“I’m good enough” is all you need to believe.
You are not your body, you are not your money, you are not your hair, you are not your smile!
You, just you, are good enough.
We all have something we take with us every time we leave the house: our keys, wallet, notebook, project, magazine, book – something to do if we find ourselves waiting. I always have a knitting project, particularly my Bust Buddies, my design for knitted breast prosthetics for women who have undergone a mastectomy. I insert my project--my personal take-along comfort keeper-- into my project bag.
Whatever battle you are fighting, these words written by these two amazing survivors are helpful. (I keep this list in my knitting bag so I can revisit it whenever I need to.)
Dr. Edith Eger – The Choice: Embrace the Possible
She is a American psychologist from Hungry.
Her mother’s lasting message:
“No one can take away from you what you pit in your own mind.”
Living live is all about discovering traits you never thought you had,
focusing on your strengths.
Living life is difficult when you don’t know what is going to happen to you.
No why me but rather what’s now and what’s next – cooperation is the name of the game –
Not competition, not domination
“The biggest freedom is in your own mind and the key is in your pocket.”
“Change is about noticing what’s no longer working and
stepping out of the familiar, imprisoning patterns.”
“Our painful experiences aren’t a liability—they’re a gift.”
Dr. Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning, published in 1959
Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist
“Those who have a why to live, can bear with almost any how.”
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.”