I used to admire intellect
And overlook lack of respect,
I chased after dreams of being
As witty and smart as you seem;
I allowed myself to feel small,
To feel inferior to all,
Because my brilliance did not shine –
Mediocrity was all mine.
I lacked faith and understanding
Cleverness is not what I bring,
But a heart that cares so deeply,
A love that forgives so easily;
In a word, my gift is kindness,
I’ll do well to remember this.
No more comparing myself to
Her or him or them, even you,
I am who I was born to be
Who I am, good enough for me.
Good Enough for Me by Karen Ballou©