the situation in which there is more than enough of something
an amount that is more than enough
Abundance is something I have been thinking about frequently this year, it popped up many times as I worked through my word – full.
And the one thing I discovered this year was that the having all the things, being full, or overflowing… was not always the end goal. In fact, it is not a goal at all. So I spent this year paring down the abundance of things I have trying to get to the point of having just enough. Not more than enough… just enough.
And let me tell you, it is a struggle!
So today I am focusing on three things that I noticed recently…
- The news loves to tell us all that there are “supply chain” issues, yet I found an abundance of choices to fill my Thanksgiving table with more than enough. Did I have to skip things on my list? Yes, but they are not necessary… at all. We won’t go hungry today or this week! And yes, there will be leftovers!
- All the online retailers have now started Black Friday well before Black Friday. That includes online fabric stores, all the online yarny things, and yes… even nail polish. This has meant that I began unsubscribing from a plethora of things in early November! That niggling fear of missing out on “that next thing” really is one of my largest factors for adding to the abundance of things in my house.
- We cut the cable cord some years ago, but recently we have been discussing how we replaced cable with an abundance of streaming services. The New Year will see a vast paring down of those services… we have placed them all on a sheet and plan to discuss who stays and who goes in the coming weeks.
So you might be wondering at this point… where’s the gratitude? Me too! Ha!
I am grateful to have choices, to have the means to even contemplate abundance, and… perhaps most importantly… the ability to share, give, and do for others who might not have all the choices and abundance we do.
Now I am going to watch a video that Kym shared yesterday! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
The video Kym shared is wonderful. As is this post Kat. I’ve been paring back on a number of things and it feels so good. There is NO NEED to have an over-abundance of things at all. I’m still trying to convince Fletch to cut the cable cord…but that has not happened yet – LOL Happy Thanksgiving Kat – all the best to you and yours.
Enough is the Goldilocks point! May you have a Thanksgiving that is enough, and streaming services, too. I kept Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and still I can’t find something to watch, but that’s good for reading and knitting. I’m resisting Friday yarn sales (but still struggling). Stay strong!
We are very lucky to have such an abundance of choice — and also very lucky to be able to chose NOT to have so much (there’s a lot to be said to limiting our choices!). I hope you have a wonderful day full of delicious food, good company, and gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kat!
I think when you pare down, you actually appreciate the things you do keep because they are the things you really WANT.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kat!
Have a wonderful thanksgiving. Abundance sounds amazing till you can’t move for things, and still the marketing bods reel us in.
I’d like an abundance of love and family and friends and experiences but not an abundance of stuff. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Kat!
WE have so much in our lives that others do not and sometimes I forget that. I am so grateful for the choices I have and most of all the electricity gas and water that is always there.