I saw a woman walking toward me on the street recently. She looked decidedly tough — tattoos up and down her arms, hair in a buzz cut, walking a big dog. But one of her tattoos made me pause and tears immediately came to my eyes. It was big (sprawling across her entire chest) and said three words:
I am enough.
I stopped and looked over my shoulder as she passed, debating about whether I should stop and take her photo. Would that be weird? Is it okay to ask the story behind the tattoo? Surely there is a good story.
I chickened out, intimidated by her look. But I have decided since, that if you tattoo the words “I am enough” across your chest, you better be prepared for curious humans to ask you about it. And the next time I see her, I will.
Find a tattoo today. And be extra brave if it’s a stranger.
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