1. says:

    December 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I’m struggling with this concept with my husband. This year I didn’t feel like our girls got too much junk that they will lose interest in. There was one thing that we didn’t get them that we wanted to, but we got them the main things they wanted: bikes, cars, dinosaurs…They’re immensely happy. But my husband still yearns for the day when he can get what he wants when he wants it, and I was struggling to tell him that we have enough. We can pay our bills, we have clothes, shoes, cars…can we go on vacation? No. Can we go on a spending spree? No. But we have enough. We have what we need.

    • Martha says:

      December 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      It’s a long road, getting to the point where you aren’t wishing constantly for something more. I think it’s human nature to constantly want more. But on the other hand, it can have such a negative impact on your life, when you cannot simply look around and feel joy at the abundance in your daily life. Or perhaps, joy in relieving yourself of the lack of need for more stuff.

  2. Amanda says:

    December 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I just wrote about my same struggle and how I am making peace with it. Great post. Great questions to ask ourselves.

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