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You Have Everything You Need

I had a weird moment on the way home from Yo Gabba Gabba on Friday. We were driving home through Echo Park, and we passed a home-printed artsy handbill that was plastered to the side of a pole. There was a picture of a bear’s head in the middle of it, and the text surrounding it read, “You Have Everything You Need”. I know this sounds silly, but it really impacted me. I looked over at my wonderful husband, and I listened to my daughter sing in the back seat. I thought about my family and my friends, and I thought about.. well, I guess I thought about me for a moment. I have my loved ones, and I have me. Whatever may come, I have what matters. I have everything I need.

How strange to be so empowered by a handbill.

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alicia_stardust
Nov. 28th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
I love moments like that. So much.
meilin_miranda
Nov. 28th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
In the concrete near our house is written in a small, neat hand:

All the Gods Are With You

It affects me deeply every time I walk by.
sihaya09
Nov. 28th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
My husband gets worked up about money a lot. He gets stressed that he doesn't have the money to cover everything he wants AND accrue no debt. All of our money has been going to vet bills of late, it seems.

And that's something that calms him down, too. Whenever he starts whipping himself up about it, I say "look. We have a roof. We have food in the fridge. We have heat and water. We have blankets and lots of hot cocoa and each other. Our furbabies are getting the best care we can get them. IT WILL BE OKAY."

And it works.
jenjenrebecca
Nov. 28th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Goosebumps. I have them.
alierakieron
Nov. 28th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
The universe whispers in strange and fascinating ways!
ashmedai
Nov. 28th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
That's cool! :)
vampyrwithin
Nov. 28th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
"The universe whispers in strange and fascinating ways!"

This, exactly. And so often when we're not even listening.
ladycoldfire
Nov. 29th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
THank you. THank you for posting this. Sometimes we all need to be reminded of what we have, instead of what we don't. Sometimes we need a clue by four and if we are lucky sometimes we only need a home printed hand-bill with a bear's head in the middle. THank you.
kisstheviolets
Nov. 29th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
♥ ♥
a timely reminder. Thankyou x
mangofandango
Nov. 29th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this. <3
semaht
Nov. 29th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Cool. I love zen stuff like that.

Is the bear a reference to Baloo?
If not, then what?
firebirdgrrl
Nov. 29th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
That's lovely.
stellans
Nov. 30th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
I loved reading this post. "You have everything you need." Indeed.
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