Part of the story included the following “poem,” which really got me thinking:
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
I was really struck by this idea of “enough.”
So often in today’s society, people want more, more, more. And all of this “more” generates a lot of waste, from single-use packaging and products, to poorly made products that won’t last very long, to homes overflowing with unwanted belongings.
It all comes back to that lesson about needs versus wants. Do you need something because its necessary for health and survival? Or do you want something because its convenient, trendy or cheap?
When was the last time you were satisfied with “enough?”