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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

…Am I Enough ?

I was looking for some inspiration…

Because I feel exhausted.

I do too much.

I look like hell.

(I did lose that 20lbs I have wanted to lose)

A BIG PLUS For Me Is, I will not be working on Big Bird Day, and I should be looking forward to cooking with my daughter.

It is her favorite holiday, and I hate holidays. 

(nice huh?)

It is a wonder that she likes them at all with my ‘ poo poo’ attitude.


I was sitting in a meeting and thinking to myself,

Something’s got to give!

I can’t go on like this.

I am on fire at both ends.

I need to stop. Just be still.

And tell myself everything is okay.

I need to realize that ‘I am doing enough.’

I am enough.

And that my best is good enough.


I was wondering what I could read that would help me to feel better about things.

So I typed in on ‘google’ the words;  

‘am I enough ? ’

And I fell into a blog named:


(by Nikki-Brown)

...and this post from it.

While reading it I felt the clouds lifting, and I felt a little better too.

So, I am printing this post out to read & re-read to myself while at work.

Hell, I think I will frame it and put it on my desk!

Maybe it will even send a message to ‘some people’

that I work with. 

Someone is trying to chip away at me.

And yep, I am feeling worn and chipped.

This is the post:

today, i am enough

Today, I am enough.
I am smart enough.
Wise enough.
Clever enough.
Resourceful enough.
Able enough.
Confident enough.
I am connected to enough people to accomplish my heart's desire.
I have enough ideas to pull off magic and miracles.
Enough is all I need.
Enough is what I have.
I have more than enough.

As I do all that I can do, I'm able to do more and more.
I am excited to be alive.
I rejoice and re-choice every day to make my life better.
I am happy, healthy, prosperous, successful, rich, loving, loved, and beloved.
I am comfortable with myself, so I am comfortable with all others.
I confidently greet each day with a smile on my face and love in my heart.
Everyone who meets me is warmed by the radiance of my attitude.
I work on my attitude continuously.
I associate with friendly, caring, nurturing people who are involved in doing important things.
The people with whom I associate want more for me than I want for myself.
The projects with which I am involved wow my soul.
I am passionately on-purpose to do good, be good, and help others to do the same.
I am enough.
I have enough.
I do enough.

Are you enough? 
Do you ever feel like I am feeling?
Would this post help you?

xx's to my friends

thank helped me more than you know. 

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....
Interior Design, Palm Beach, Boca Raton,Ft.Lauderdale,Design Service, Window Treatments, TurnKey Interior Design Service,Paint selection, Floor-Plans,Online Interior Design,
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  1. Oh REJOICE! I have been getting lots of this sort of inspiration from my blog-buddies lately and it's all good! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Renee.

  2. It's so good to know what drives us (and wears us out really), and to change the thought..., and find the inspiration to help us do so, which you just did with the help of the world wide web!!

  3. Def frame worthy!! Couldn't have found this at a better time for me!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. How good was find that blog just at the right time.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I wish you and your family a day of togetherness. XXXX

  5. Thank you, Renee!! How did you know I needed this today? Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend.

  6. Well,
    That blog made me tired. Like Winston Churchill's wife said in the movie - The Gathering Storm.
    a tombstone read:
    Here lies a woman who was
    always tired.
    For she lived in a World
    where to much was required.
    Pace yourself Baby.
    have a good day

  7. "Just As I Am Is Enough"

    There's a joy in my heart each time I realize,
    Just as I am is enough in my Creator's eyes.

    I feel his love so deep in my soul,
    What a wonderful gift for me to behold.

    At night as I pray, I hear his sweet voice say,
    "It's all right it's all okay, I will comfort you along the way."

    When I'm down and feeling depressed,
    Thinking that life is such a cruel test.

    He'll take me in his arms and guide me through.
    Just to ask him, is all that I need to do.

    So I lift my voice up to the heavens in praise,
    Giving thanks for all of my previous days.

    It's the Creator's work that we must all do.
    For His only plan is for what's best for you.

    Jackqueline Phillmore-Antoine
    October 19, 1999

    You are enough Renee and much more! Happy Thanksgiving! Luanne

  8. Sometimes I stop in my tracks & yell 'Geez, I can't be all things to all people - here you do it!' And they do. Delegate my dear friend, delegate.
    Millie ^_^

  9. Oh, this is a good one! Love the thought put into it. If I weren't so spent right now myself, I'd write you a book on "being enough"--and you ARE! Have a marvelous Thanksgiving!

    Congrats on the weight loss too--I'll gain 20 this weekend!

  10. granny,
    thank you so much for the kind words.
    happy thanks giving to you and your loved ones.

  11. hope you are having a wonderful day my dear friend!!!!!!!.
    love,from cold and gloomy Canada;o)..

  12. Oh honey I'm more than enough!
    Have a wonderful TG!
    So glad you liked my Obama post :-)
    xo xo

  13. You...Ma dear...are beautifully, perfectly and peacefully enough.

    As am I today. As am I.

    With love~

  14. Fifteen years ago I quit the world. I left my job and went to my garden. I eliminated every person in my life who did not treat with kindness and authenticity. I dropped out of clubs. Stopped doing lunch. I found the joy of solitude and a sense of purpose in my garden. I have had enough of trying to please people who really don't give a shit (my career was in public relations and fundraising). Today I please myself and my husband and that is enough. I gave up my salary, my car, my interest in fashion to make my life of less so much more. Being in a crowd of social jackals makes my skin crawl. It is my validation that, for me, I have done the right thing. To go against the tide requires strength and resilience...and a good sense of humor! Best to you as you try to find your way home.

  15. Okay Renee - Seriously is this something that all over (gasp) 50'ers go through? What a true gift to have run across that blog at that exact moment. I am going to print it out & put it where I can at least glance @ it once a day. I never feel like what I do is enough. I just wish I lived closer to you as I would be your biggest cheerleader, so the blogosphere will have to suffice. All's I can say is YOU ARE ENOUGH. You must believe those words. I so admire "Home Before Dark"'s convictions. It does take a special person to make those kind of life altering changes. Many of them could not of been easy. Email me any time, besides at being good at complaining, I'm a good listener.
    Hope your Thanksgiving with your daughter was a very special one. Hugs from Houston xx

  16. Just a note to thank you for all the time you spent to help me with the alewives blog.
    Love Mamma

  17. Renee,
    Just a big Thank you ..
    for time spent on my post.
    love Mamma

  18. Love your blogs Renee. Always creative, vibrant and thought provoking. xox

  19. Dearest Renee
    The line in the poem that makes me think of your true essence is:
    "I have enough ideas to pull off magic and miracles". You are such a talented and creative person and share so much of yourself with others. Look what you have done by publishing your beautiful Blog -filling the world with beauty and specialness. I can always count on you to leave a kind and thoughtful comment on my Blog. You are enough and so much more!!
    Kindest Regards to you

  20. Sweet Miss R,
    How did I miss this post? I love the poem and YOU ARE ENOUGH. You are so talented and quick witted and kind and loving. I treasure your friendship and look forward to the day we can sit down and chat. Thanks for your transparency. You are loved dear one.
    I love Luanne's very true.



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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