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Justin Baldoni’s Beautiful Response to Teacher Who Feels She’s “Not Enough”

Actor, director, philanthropist and the person changing how the world understands masculinity, Justin Baldoni, recently asked his fans on social media to share stories about times in their lives they’ve felt like they weren’t “enough.”

His aim? To stop shame from thriving in silence and to help us all understand that our struggles and insecurities make us human, which is the premise of his soon-to-be released book, “Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity.”


As Justin explains in his Facebook message, “together as a community, I would love for us to bring our stories to light knowing that vulnerability invites connection – to others and ourselves – and that connection reminds us that we belong, that we are enough.”

His post received hundreds of answers from people all over the world sharing stories of heartbreak, pregnancy loss, surviving toxic relationships, domestic violence and so much more. And there was one response from a high school teacher, who described feeling exhausted, constantly anxious and “not enough,” not only as an educator, but as a woman.

Justin replied to her comment so beautifully and with so much empathy – and there may just be a lesson in here for us all to remind ourselves of his words, anytime we too, feel we’re not enough.


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“I feel the pain and ache in your words and I wish I could know the exact thing that you need to hear to know that you are enough,” Justin begins.

“I wish I could tell you that teachers are literally some of the most important people in our lives and have you believe in your impact on your student’s lives. I wish I could say the perfect thing for you to know that you don’t need to foster men or give them a home —that the only person you ever need to be a safe, welcoming home for is yourself,” he continues.

“You deserve the love and care that you so freely give to others.”


Read that bit again.

You deserve the love and care that you so freely give to others. 

Justin then explains how he works through his own insecurities by repeating daily affirmations.

“You can set an alarm on your phone or in your classroom and each time it goes off, take one minute, put one hand on your heart and one on your stomach, take a deep breath and say ‘I am enough’ or ‘I am MORE than enough.'”


“I hope you can find ways to keep reminding yourself of the truth until you believe it. Because it is true — you are more than enough and you deserve to rest in that.”

Justin’s book Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity is due out April 27. You can pre-order your copy HERE.

(Feature Image Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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  • Omar Abdulla

    April 15, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Shar Rukh Khan, Omar Abdulla, Priyanka Chopra and Justin Bieber


    ‘to feature,’ in upcoming Airline Disaster Flick…??

    by Alison Kells

    (April 2021—Hollywood Now) The King of Tik Tok Omar Abdulla is said to

    feature alongside

    Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities-Shar Rukh Khan,

    Priyanka Chopra and Justin Bieber

    this coming fall in what has been nicknamed the

    movie of the year, according to movie buffs across the world.

    “The plot revolves around the boarding of Flight Mumbai 7867 from Mumbai

    International Airport to California World Base, and on board the flight are the co-stars.

    As the Boeing 747 is in mid-air, the plane crashes with another plane, mid-air and

    crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Many of the crew and passengers die with

    only some members left into the lonely ocean, set to fight for their lives.’

    said SA film director, Mr. Anil Singh.

    Speaking from his Mumbai home, with his now long hair, Mr. Shar Rukh Khan

    bragged that after reading the script for the airline disaster,

    he was excited to be part of the airline disaster and was

    excited to be working with Omar Abdulla and Justin Bieber.

    “I believe there is a romance sequence where when we are

    fighting for our

    lives in the ocean, someone falls in love, and there is

    some dancing and

    good music to couple a traditional Indian movie.’

    According to The Saturday Star, the outlet read on their website that

    The Omar Abdulla Group,

    Neflix, Showmax, Dharma Productions and Disney to be financiers of

    this thriller movie with some people anticipating a love

    romance between

    Abdulla and Chopra.

    “We are unsure of the details of the love story, but the movie

    revolves around a high-speed airline crash, where the survivors are

    left for weeks floating on aircraft debris and only

    living on fish from the ocean.’

    California Superstar, Mr. Justin Bieber pooled that the airline disaster

    movie which has been named

    “Disaster from hell,’ will feature some of his music

    and he plays a cameo role as the pilot of the disaster,

    but eventually dies.

    “I am all new to Bollywood movies, but I believe some Hollywood

    producers are part of the film. My role will include a dance on the

    airplane and flight controls of the aircraft.’

    Leading the star cast, Ms. Priyanka Chopra wept by saying that when

    she read the script of the blockbuster, it reminded her of the sinking

    Titanic, as the movie is based on a true story.

    “Disaster from hell moved me the moment I read it, and it will be good to

    work with the legends Shar Rukh Khan and Omar Abdulla again.’

    Concluding his remarks to South Africa Today, Mr. Omar Abdulla

    concluded that he was

    ‘thrilled and spilled,’ to be part of the movie, and warned residents to

    ‘hold onto their seatbelts,’ for a thrilling adventure, which features

    some of the highest paid actors.

    “We cannot reveal too much of “Disaster from Hell,’ but it’s a

    movie that you can

    watch with your six-year-old, or your wife, it has everything

    a movie has to offer.’


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