Little is often enough.
We live in a society that seems to believe bigger is better. More money, more likes, more attention, more possessions—there are so many ways in which we may long for more.
Fear of lack can cause us to want more, often more than we need. It conditions us to believe that what we have may not be sufficient.
This fear can also leave us feeling perpetually dissatisfied. Even if we are doing fine with who we are and what we have, we can fear that won’t be true in the future. Fear leads us to feel inadequate and greedy.
The need to protect ourselves against possible lack as well as the need to impress ourselves and others results in us believing we need more, more than we really do require. Even when a small amount of something is adequate, we likely feel it doesn’t suffice.
Today’s message invites me to reassess my definition of enough. Needs and wants are not the same thing, and by being grateful for those things I possess in even small quantities, I discover just how rich I actually am.
Please reflect and share. How do you define what enough is?