Whenever I feel like my life does not measure up (whatever that means),
or that I need to somehow "do more" (whatever that means),
I find myself leaning into this little poem,
and feeling better:
"And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth."Raymond Carver
I ask these 2 questions and then I think of just one or two people who love me.
I think of how much my dog loves me.
I think about how much the One who created me loves me.
And I say to myself,
There now … don't you feel better?