During the past week, I’ve felt in desperate need for inspiration with my wounds turning into allergic messes. I also developed a rash on my face – and am glad to say it is clearing up. I can’t believe that the accident happened last Monday! Even as I was grateful for the gift of life things got progressively worse and I’ve been feeling miserable on and off.

I am deeply grateful to my friends, who soothed me with loving words of encouragement. While I am pretty good at pep-talk, this time I was less than 100%.  After I wrote The Power of Positive Thinking I developed a fever but wasn’t alarmed as wounds can do that.  But the messy right arm seems to be taking forever. Time is relative while recuperating – and I have to say I am a lousy patient. No patience. Oh well. I keep saying that this too shall pass. I just wish I didn’t feel so listless. I hate that I can’t move around easily and can’t use my right arm the way I want. I seem to be running on will-power most of the time.

I am determined to feel better. I looked for affirmations – love them you know.  And guess what? Like an answer I came across this beautiful poem today over at Lynette Patterson’s blog. I requested her permission to share it with you here and she instantly agreed!

The poem – I like to think of it as a wonderful affirmation – is from the book “TThe One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth“, written by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen.

Here it is, courtesy, Lynette

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 read positive, inspiring and uplifting books.

I associate with friendly, caring, nurturing people who are involved 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 do the same.

I am enough. I have enough. I do enough.

Don’t you love it? I’ve printed it to put up where I can see it often and feel good.

I also want to share something cute with you. Vidur was busy with some school craft work. It seemed like whenever I opened my eyes as I went through the fever, I would see his smiling face looking at me – his hands busy with something colorful. Here’s what he made:

A horse. A stuffed toy. No questions, please, about why its mane and tail are pink. Looks great to me.

Affirmation Vidya Sury

Paper art:  I thought it looked quite pretty. Looked grand on the wall. He has promised to make one for me.

Affirmation Vidya Sury

I am glad he took photos before he submitted them at school. When I asked if I could use them in a blog post, he rolled his eyes.

Love, Vidya

This post is linked to the lovely Unknown Mami’s  most enjoyable link up Sundays In My City.


  1. Thank Vidya for sharing and the poem is wonderful and uplifting. As for the craft they are lifes trasures.

    Do take care and praying you are going to be feeling like your old self again, soon.

    • Debbie! Thanks for your lovely words. I knew I was going to feel better soon – as soon as I saw your homepage. I wish I could take that baby home! Can’t wait for you to launch the blog and get in! Let me know if I can participate in any way, I will be very glad to! I am going to think of that picture whenever I feel dull today!

      Thanks and hugs, Debbie! And of course I am totally tickled about the name of your site!
      Vidya Sury recently posted…I am Enough – An Affirmation

      • Thank you very much. I am hoping to launch it by March. Working hard to get everything together.

        I would appreciate it if I could do a guest post on your blog. If not i do understand.

        Hope you are feeling better today.
        Take good care of yourself,
        p.s. I did smile today!

  2. Evelyn Lim Reply

    Lovely affirmations on “I am enough”!! The book sounds like it would be an interesting read.

    Also nice crafts too! Yesterday, my daughter handed me a stack of her art pieces done for her school projects from last year. She asked me if I wanted them and if I don’t, she might just throw them away. Of course, I said yes!!
    Evelyn Lim recently posted…Release Fear To Reawaken Into Love

    • Thank you, Evelyn! The book has a website with some interesting stuff. 🙂

      I’d love to see your daughter’s crafts! I have a whole stack of Vidur’s stuff you know, although he does not care about them. Sigh. Some day I’ll have to say goodbye to the models after taking pictures. Hugs!
      Vidya Sury recently posted…I am Enough – An Affirmation

  3. Awesome poem, learning that “I am enough” is one of the most important things you can do. It is a massive challenge but ever step you take closer helps alot!

    Hope you get better soon.

    Ben recently posted…But nobody encourages me!

    • Thank you so much Ben. Today, I find that more children than before need constant encouragement to believe they’re enough. Actually I just did a random search for the phrase “I am enough” and was delighted to come across this poem.:-)

      Now I just have to rush off to read your post – the title is drawing me like a magnet!
      Vidya Sury recently posted…The Power Of Positive Thinking

    • I am trying my best to be patient, Betsy (Oh, I am tired of that particular pun! :D) Still, I am grateful for what is. The luxury of napping in the afternoon is like none other! 😀 Hugs to you! Vidur will be happy to hear that.
      Vidya Sury recently posted…I am Enough – An Affirmation

  4. Cathy Taughinbaugh Reply

    Hi Vidya,

    Hope you are feeling 100% soon! So cute that your son is making art work. He looks like he might have some talent in that department. Love the poem. Thanks for sharing it! All the best.

  5. Hi Vidya,
    I’m sorry to hear your healing has been a rough go. I do like the poem. Thanks for sharing it. Most of all I like and your son’s amazing art work. I am an artist and from time to time I do some artwork with kids. I truly enjoy their spontaneity and unbounded creativity. They are so inspiring. I trust you will mend quickly from here on. May love and peace be with you.
    timethief recently posted…7 Energizing Snack Foods for Optimum Health

    • Children are such fun to work with! I’ve had the pleasure and am always amazed at how much farther they can get with an idea!. Thanks so much for your kind wishes. By the way, your blog looks gorgeous – loved your post about energizing snack foods!

  6. Hope you recover soon Vidya. I’m sure the affirmations will undoubtedly help when in pain but also when not. We sometimes have so much negative self-talk, that positive affirmations can reverse that thought-patter. This passage you shared appears likely to make one a millionaire. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you, Vishnu. There’s a lot to be said for attitude. Everything looks possible. I just loved that poem the moment I read it. 🙂

  7. The poem is really wonderful. I hope you are feeling better. And I love the paper quilling and horse that Vidur has made. He seems to be quite creative.
    Rachna recently posted…Give and let live!

  8. LOVE the creative artwork, and I can just imagine the rolling of the eyes:) Thanks for sharing the photos, and the I Am Enough. I send you much love and healing energy, positive thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery. Remember…your body is speaking to you and it’s saying: “slow down. rest. take time for yourself. be still. relax.” Cheers! Kaarina
    Kaarina Dillabough recently posted…In Business, an Apology without a Solution is No Solution At All

    • 🙂 Thank you so much Kaarina! I am feeling better albeit a little slower than I’d like to…still. My folks laugh at my restlessness – and so, I am channeling the energy towards productive things. Life is good 😀 Hugs!

    • Thank you, Pattu! I loved the poem the moment I saw it. Same with Vidur’s craft! 🙂

  9. HELLO Madame VIDYA SURY when I read the comments of friends who wish you healing it was the opportunity of me to want the same
    I saw what you wrote on your blog and I retien recess phrases
    I have a son who is 15 years old, a husband who is a mathematician and a life. I’m not a cat. Cats are believed to have nine lives. Meow.
    . I love sharing smiles,
    I think we continue to learn as long as we live. I am a work in progress, just like everyone else.
    I believe that anything is possible.
    I’d be happy to contact you!

  10. Hi Vidya,

    Hugs and good vibes coming your way. You know me as Mary Carol on Melody’s blog – it’s the same me under the pen name.

    In December I had dengue fever, so I know a bit of what you’re going through. For me, it was a clear sign to slow down, which wasn’t the message I wanted to hear at the time, which is why I got sick in the first place!

    I’m sure you’re listening to the inner voice that’s telling you exactly what’s really going on. I’ve gotten to the point that I actually love it when my body talks to me, even when it’s through some sort of pain. Aren’t we human’s marvelous creatures!

    More hugs and best wishes,

    Carole Remy recently posted…Encouraging Words from Aubrianna Hunter

    • What a pleasure to see you Mary! I love your posts at Melody’s! Dengue? Gosh, that must have been frightful – the diagnosis alone can take a couple of days. I hear you when you say that slowing down wasn’t the message you wanted to hear. I had so many things planned offline for this time – and it is crazy that I am limping around making sure nobody is within a foot of me 🙂 Still, as I was just telling Galen in reply to her comment, it has been a pretty good week. I am lucky to have a lovely family and caring friends. Huge hugs to you!

  11. I just did a little catching up on your blog and read about your arm. Oh dear! I hope that things are now on the mend. Your last two posts were full of positive energy and keeping things in perspective. And the gifts from your son are wonderful. Get well, my friend! And thanks for all the inspiration.
    Galen Pearl recently posted…To Question or Not To Question?

    • 🙂 Dear Galen, Thinking back through the past week, it has been a good time, not counting the pain and temporary immobility. Could have been worse as the accident spot was not the best place to fall. (what could possibly be a best place to fall, though?) And you have helped me stay cheerful, thanks to your lovely notes! Ah, those crafts have been submitted at the school. Hugs!

  12. Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! Reply

    That stuffed toy and paper art looks cute! 🙂

  13. Ken Wert@MeanttobeHappy Reply

    My heart and prayers are with you, my dear friend. I hope your recovery is without complications. I know what you mean about being an impatient patient, though. I’m one myself. Been beat up by the flu and just won’t stay still for very long. Oh well. Just be sure to listen to your body. It will let you know when you’re pushing too hard.

    Thanks for sharing that poem, Vidya. Very inspiring.

    Love and hugs from another continent!
    Ken Wert@MeanttobeHappy recently posted…A Bold Life is a Happy Life

  14. It seems that I’m reading about being enough everywhere I look these days. This has been a huge issue for me for a long time. A couple years ago, as I journaled about it, I began to question: What is enough? How much is enough? Who gets to decide the answers so those questions? And why does it really matter?

    We get so caught up in chasing “enough” without ever knowing what it is. If we don’t know what it is, we’ll never know when we get there. It’s a race that no one can win. I’m learning to stop wasting so much of my energy on this fruitless venture.

    I know exactly how you feel about being the impatient patient. I was knocked out for a few days last month with a bad respiratory bug quickly followed by an intestinal bug that I initially thought was food poisoning. I’ll say that smart phones make it hard to rest (emailing work while lying in bed).

    I’m starting a post on resistance and the thought crossed my mind how we prolong our pains and illnesses by resisting them. By focusing so hard on how much we don’t want them, we limit our body’s ability to quickly heal. Just like fears and other negative emotions, I’m learning to see illness and pain as a friend who has arrived to deliver a message. I simply have to be open to listening and heeding the message.

    Given your mindful mindset, I’m sure you’re doing an awesome job of doing just that. I do hope you heal and feel wonderful quickly!

    I smiled a big smile when I saw Vidur’s horse. It looks exactly like the horses my 6 year old daughter, Savvy, draws. And she colors them all red.

    Since I’ve been out of the house working my new job for the past couple months, the kids are doing lots of drawing and coloring while I’m gone. They practically trip over each other in an effort to show me all they’ve created when I get home. Like you, we’ve got boxes filled with their creations. We can’t keep them all but it’s so hard to get rid of them. I’m taking pictures of as many of them as possible.

    Rest and take care of yourself. I’m sending you lots of love and positive, healing energy.

    Big Hugs!!
    Paige | Simple Mindfulness recently posted…Sailing Through Life: How Not To Crash and Burn

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