What is "Enough"?

Wednesday, March 12


Last week, one of my extremely wealthy patients, sighed and said to me, "Lulu, sometimes I think life would be so much easier if I just had Enough."

She moved her arm in a circular motion as to encompass the mansion around her, her two housekeepers and bodyguards downstairs, and continued, "not all this, just enough."

And as I walked down her driveway past her two luxury cars and an overflowing recycling box of designer clothing shopping carriers, it struck me that this world of ours really is very upside down.

What is enough?  For a homeless person, enough is perhaps shelter and warmth.  For the starved, a meal, and for the dying another day with loved ones.

And for the rest of us, privileged enough to have a device on which to read this?

After pondering about this for the past week,

I think that 'enough' is being able to appreciate and be grateful for what we already have, rather than always postponing happiness for one day when we have more.

This video has made me think so much. This lady discusses how doing a year long Gratitide project improved her marriage and her life as she began to reflect on what she already had to be grateful for.

What do you think having "enough" is?

8 comments:

  1. Great post Lulu. It is sometimes so hard to see the wonder in our own loves due to us constantly stretching for me. Great reminder. Thanks

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  2. Oh gosh I loooove that video. In fact, I might have to buy some instant film right now so that I can do something similar. Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. It's inspirational hey!! I LOVE it too! x x

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  3. Aah, it makes you think doesn't it! I agree, I think "having enough" is being happy with what you have and appreciating that you are always going to be better off than someone else so being grateful for the position you are in! It's *a bit* like when you're given a "special gift" and then you save it for a special occasion... but really we shouldn't save it for a special occasion - we should make the most of it! You know, like a pretty piece of jewellery? I hope that makes sense...!! xx

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    1. Becca I totally agree! Use your best tea cups ALWAYS! x

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  4. Wow, your post resonates with my last one. Excellent stuff. What, indeed, IS enough? Do any of us know?

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    1. Agreed, it's so difficult to know, and unique to each person! But I think finding it is the key to contentment and happiness? x

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