Saturday, February 5, 2011

You Are Enough

I am not much of a poet. Poetry is amazing to me. M is so amazing with her words, symbolism, and alliterations. She weaves words that have never before sat together in a sentence. It never ceases to astound me and inspire me and make me feel like creating my own poetry. But alas, nothing.

But, I realized that I make poetry in a different way. I create art work, I write stories, I recount happenings, I cook, I makes gifts and cards for people... And all these things are satisfying. Writing this blog is more satisfying than I could ever explain. So I create in the ways that I know best and I share in the mediums that make sense in my mind. So today I'd like to begin sharing with you, the way M shares her poetry.

So here we go...

I am beginning a project (nerves in my stomach as I even write these words!)  A project in which I want to include anyone who wants to follow. I am constantly blessed with people in my life who take the time to tell me that I am special, I am beautiful and I am enough just as I am. But I often struggle to accept these blessings. I graciously accept them from the sender, but in my heart I wonder if I am worthy.

I got an unexpected and wonderful message just today that just fueled the fire more to get this project moving. Because when these kinds of words are given to you, there's an immediate need to give back in a similar fashion. But ultimately what this message from this old friend showed me was that regardless of what I write, what I create, where I live, what job I have, or how long it's been since two friends had a conversation, I AM ENOUGH just the way that I am.

I really wanted to share this with everyone because I feel like this is something we don't give ourselves credit for. We take journeys, learn lessons, build relationships, and work very hard at many aspects of our lives but we seem to be very hard on ourselves sometimes, and often come up short of our expectations.

I am going to post a series of entries on the BPositive blog. Each entry will focus on a specific qualities that I see in people everyday that I think should be shouted out to the world. There will be a picture with a phrase and perhaps some art work and whatever else might ensue. This is actually all a little unknown and new to me! And although I'm not sure how this will all turn out, I am excited. It's unknown and it makes me excited. I encourage thoughts, comments, ideas, poetry, art, pictures, stories, and anything else that you have that I can't even fathom. In fact if there is something that you'd like added to a blog post you can e mail ( it to me in private and I'd be happy to add it anonymously if you don't want to do a comment

I'm going to be posting this image (and other images as this project grows) on e mail, facebook walls, and other places as a way to tell people that they are enough just the way they are. And if you feel like there is someone in your life who should get that photo and that message I encourage you to do the same! Feel free to save the picture and send it to others.

You Are Enough 

So installment #1 of empowering and loving the people in our life who deserve it begins here. It's going to be a fun journey. I can feel it!!!!

BPositive and BEncouraging



  1. I'm uploading the photo onto my facebook page so feel free to facebook me, and tag who ever you'd like into the photo. Lets see how many we can get into the one photo!! Pass it along!

  2. Oh I love this project! I get so many clients who have difficulties receiving compliments and love. Yet they find it so normal to give it to others but have a hard time to give it to themselves or receive it from others.

    I will definitely follow this with great interest!

  3. This is something that I'll be looking forward to reading, Rebecca....wonderful idea! :)

  4. All I have to say is WOW, I am so proud that you are my daughter! I love you and it was wonderful seeing your faces this morning!

  5. Hey this is Miissc from swap-bot following your blog!!
    Can't wait to see more of your creations and writing!

  6. Lovely project and a great reminder to me as well. Thank you!

  7. Hi! This is Mayje from Swap-bot. I'm one of your partners in the Follow My Blog Swap. Your project is great! You can do it! Enjoy blogging!

  8. This is an interesting project! I'm a new follower.
    Happy swapping!

    Tanja (tanchyka on swap-bot)

  9. What a great idea for a project. Good luck to you. I will be adding it my linky library project (
    My name is Karen (leahrosesmom) and I'm from Swap-Bot.

  10. I really like your blog! I love the positive friendly comfy feel you give. I am burnt out with the negative blogs/people, etc. I want to surround myself in positiveness & positive people! hope to see you in more swaps!

    leecytx from swap-bot

  11. I am soooo looking forward to following your blog. You are a beautiful person just by the words you write. Your positivity is infectious :)

    Stefenfetchit via Swap-bot FMB#2

  12. Thanks for the encouraging post on my blog. I'm looking forward to following yours.

    Swap-Bot member maybejustperhaps