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That I Would Be Good


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Even the most confident among us sometimes gaze into the mirror of our souls or the reflective glass and are harshly critical of the one who peers back at us. As much as I know I am perfectly imperfect or imperfectly perfect, (just like you:) the monkey mind sometimes grabs ahold of my heart and ain’t about to let go without a tussle.  She tells me things like I will never be, do, or have my heart’s desires, and attempts to convince me that things are moving way too slowly. And then I hear this song and am instantly reminded of what is so…that I am and we are beautiful creations of the One who has divine design in mind. It brought my attention to a time in my life when I had a conversation with a friend who encouraged me to take inventory of all that I had accomplished in the previous 10 years as if I was looking at someone else’s life.  In that way, I could, with relative objectivity, be amazed by it, rather than judgmental that is still wasn’t ‘enough’. Does this sound familiar to you as well?


I invite you to make that same list.  What experiences have you had that (despite what your inner critic would have you believe) tell you with undeniable clarity and certainty, that you are succesful?

What if you knew that good enough was good enough and that you were acceptable AS IS even as you endeavored to stretch and grow?

That I Would Be Good

by Alanis Morisette

That I would be good
Even if I did nothing
That I would be good
Even if I got a thumbs-down
That I would be good
If I got and stayed sick
That I would be good
Even if I gained ten pounds

That I would be fine
Even if I went bankrupt
That I would be good
If I lost my hair and my youth
That I would be great
If I was no longer queen
That I would be grand
If I was not all-knowing


That I would be loved
Even when I numb myself
That I would be good
Even when I’m overwhelmed
That I would be loved
Even when I was fuming
That I would be good
Even if I was clingy

That I would be good
Even if I lost sanity
That I would be good
With or without you




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    You are always right on time Edie. Thank you, brought tears to my eyes

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  • Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

    My pleasure to bring what I hope are tears of recognition, healing and joy <3

  • Robin Keoshi

    Hey i did enjoy your blog i think it was pretty informative . Let me know if you have any future updates thanks .

  • Shirl

    Damn, I wish I could think of soehmitng smart like that!

  • Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW


    By updates, did you mean additional blog entries? I run the Bliss Blog 5 days a week on all kinds of subjects. Feel free to visit daily(:

  • Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW


    I know you have your own ‘smarts'(: Each of us has our own areas where we shine…take a look and see what yours are and then celebrate it. That’s the message in the story. <3

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