I Wish You Enough

Alivia Latimer
Alivia Latimer

I wish you enough.

I wish you enough weakness so that you know the great measure of your strength.

I wish you enough sadness so that you learn to appreciate the moments of bliss.

I wish you enough joy so that you heart feels full and blessed.

I wish you enough happiness to know that the world is good, even on the days when it feels wild and crazy and so far from beautiful.

I wish you enough hands to hold and lips to kiss so that you learn the meaning of love.

I wish you enough heartbreak, so that you realize the true love you deserve.

I wish you enough loneliness so that you become independent and start loving yourself.

I wish you enough confidence so that you are capable, but not conceited.

I wish you enough love so that you understand the meaning and significance of it, and so that when you’re ready for it, you aren’t scared to fall in.

I wish you enough laughter so that you learn to slow down and appreciate the people and things around you.

I wish you enough disappointment so that you never lose sight of all that you have.

I wish you enough pain so that you learn to stand on your own two feet and to trust God.

I wish you enough toughness to sustain through the hard days, and enough frailty to learn your own limits.

I wish you enough softness to forgive, and enough resilience to begin again.

I wish you enough trials so that you learn who you are and who you will become.

I wish you enough success so that you are proud of the skin you stand in.

I wish you enough loss so that you never take what you have for granted.

I wish you enough gain so that you are both humble and thankful.

I wish you enough stability so that you trust the world around you and the people in it, but enough change so that you are always growing.

I wish you enough love, enough life, enough purpose, enough brokenness, enough wholeness, so that your life is imperfect and beautiful and blessed.

I do not wish you flawlessness or perfection—I wish you a life worth living. A life with ups and downs, trials and triumphs, growth and beginnings and endings and lessons and love.

I wish you enough.

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About the author

Marisa Donnelly

Marisa is a writer, poet, & editor. She is the author of Somewhere On A Highway, a poetry collection on self-discovery, growth, love, loss and the challenges of becoming.

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