Have you ever noticed that we always have a goal or a “thing” that we are striving towards that will make us happy?
When I lose 30 lbs I’ll love my body. When I get to supervisor I’ll be happy. When I retire I’ll do what I love. When I go on vacation I can relax. When I get back home I’ll eat healthy. When my kids move out I’ll buy new furniture. When my dog passes, I’ll travel more.
This changed for me when I recently did a reading for a young woman. Her husband told me that he was waiting for something much like this, but then he was hit by a drunk driver and everything changed.
He spoke to his wife for close to an hour giving loving messages and sending lots of proof that it was him. He told her about the pink teddy bear she keeps next to her bed. The starfish necklace she wears to remind her of the time spent with him in Mexico, the stained coffee cup of his she sips from every morning.
So many great messages that gave her such comfort to know he was there, but before he left to reconnect with his family on the other side he leaned down and said to me, “Don’t wait.”
I was confused and not imagining he was talking directly to me so I asked him what he meant by that and he said “Don’t wait to be happy until you lose 30 lbs and don’t wait to rest, and don’t wait to love you.”
I blushed a little knowing he was right. I had been tired lately and worried about my weight. He looked down at his wife and said to me “I was waiting to love myself until my life was perfect and what I didn’t realize was that I was surrounded by perfect every single day”
Don’t wait – You are enough.