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Our enough just is, and more than that lies in love.

Comparison has stolen so much from me in the past.

And I let it.

Is my life enough?

Am I doing enough?

Am I fun enough?

Am I successful enough?

Do I have enough?

Am I enough?

I think I’m finally learning the only enough that needs any comparison is if I have enough love.

Did I love enough?




I just spent the first of many long weekends at our creek-side cabin.

No tv and no scrolling.

The same simple schedule every day structured only around meals and my morning creekside walk by myself, an afternoon family walk, with in-between time chunks of games, reading, crochet, or a puzzle.

I hugged and said good morning to many trees. I read an entire book and a half. I crocheted a quarter of a scarf (I’m still not the fastest at that). I played ball with Winston a lot. I gasped at the quiet and bright stars. I found new paths along the creek. I awed at the colors of pink, green, brown, and gray. I cooked healthy meals. I laughed with Chad. I cried in gratitude. I put homey touches in our cabin, making it our home away from home.

I took pictures not to create content rather never to forget…and I didn’t take many of them either.

I’m writing this not to create content rather never to forget.

And though I suppose my content creating and writing is also in hopes of serving my community, I am done living anything of my life to create the content in hopes that it will do anything but honor this incredible life God and I have created. If it serves you, well, that’s just a bonus.

So much content creation, especially scrolling, is about comparison for many of us. This year, may we know that our enough doesn’t lie here.

Our enough just is, and more than that lies in love.

Have you loved enough?




I don’t think you’ll find that in the scroll.

Maybe you won’t find it in saying good morning to trees, either.

Just figure out, find, or create what it is for you…in all your enoughness.


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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