is never enough.
How much money
How much work
How many vacation days
How many children
is never enough.
Until I stop
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It reminds me of a William Blake quote: You never know if you’ve had enough until you’ve had enough. :)
Ha, nice one!
I read this post early this morning and it has been on my mind all day as I race around checking “things” off my list. I began to wonder…when is it enough. Whose list is this really? Normally not mine but often someone else’s list and I may not need to rush so hard.
Today’s a good day to say enough is enough. To stop and “smell the roses” and decide just want is important.
Because most of the time, what’s important isn’t a “thing” but instead a feeling and I can’t get enough of that!
It’s been a few days, Mary… are you still saying “enough”? :)
Very thought-provoking, Shonali! The challenges of what you address were always there – hunger, homelessness, but I think they are expanded by the current economic conditions. People who never were impacted directly by hunger, threatened with the loss of their home or shelter are seeing a much more personal vision of what it is. At the same time, the big questions of whose responsibility it is and who is best suited to solve the problems linger. If we say government, then we have to pay for it and understand that rarely is that the best solution. If we say us, then we have to get out there and do something, and make it happen. Churches and non-profits have been hit from multiple directions in this recession. Donations are down and needs are up.
I said thought-provoking… and it is…
Julie, yes, one could translate that “enough” to several scenarios, couldn’t one? Thanks so much for stopping by.
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Here’s to relishing what is.