Saturday, March 15, 2014

Enough


 
"A word I've come across a lot during the years is 'abundance'. Self-help books encourage us to welcome abundance into our lives. If we think abundant thoughts then abundance will automatically grace us. The dictionary tells me that abundance is, 'an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply.' In these difficult financial times, is it realistic to expect abundance? Do we really need an 'oversufficient quantity'? I'm coming to feel pretty fond of the word 'enough'. Enough is saving the washing up water and putting it on the roses. It's appreciating every melting moment of a square of bitter chocolate. It's chanting for an extra half hour, even though you're dying for a cup of tea. It's having a terrible morning and then noticing those red berries on a walk to the post-box. Those red berries! Enough feels more realistic than endless abundance. Enough is satisfying. Enough is not-always-what-I'd-prefer and just-what-I-need. I'm coming to trust in it....Enough is.... enough." --Satya Robyn of Writing Our Way Home

This is one of the most inspiring quotes on gratitude I have ever come across. And it makes me want to ask myself: just for today can I let enough be enough?

Can I appreciate what I have instead of looking around for what comes next? Can I give thanks for the big things I take for granted everyday - fresh air, clean water, plentiful food, freedom of speech, liberty of movement....the list goes on and on....Just for today can I let enough be enough?

I'm gonna try. 

Here's what I am grateful for today:

1) Lunch with a friend.

2) To have a frustrating task taken off of my plate - thanks Sweetie!

3) Early to bed (before 8:30!).

[This photograph was taken outside of a small art studio in Kyoto, Japan. Clearly this artist knows when enough is "enough." :)]

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