Friday, February 25, 2011

A Life Rich With Enough


My house isn’t spotless, but it is clean enough.

The meals I make for my children are not often gourmet meals, and we do eat our share of junk food, but I am a good enough cook to keep everyone healthy and well-fed.

My children don’t get everything they ask for, or get to go everyplace they want to go, but they have enough to entertain and challenge them, and way more than a lot of children have.

My yard and garden are not the showplace of the neighborhood. During the Fall, the leaves stay on the ground a little longer than they should. During the Spring and Summer, the grass doesn’t always get mowed as soon as it should, but the flowers that grow wild and colorful are enough to bring a smile to most people’s faces.

We’re not the first family to clear the snow from our walkways and driveway, but we can make some awesome snowmen, and we have enough of a path to get to where we need to be.

My laundry basket is never empty but everyone always has enough clothes to look their best and meet their needs.

My children and I may sometimes long for more, but we know we are blessed and definitely have enough, and for that we are always grateful.

1 comment:

Mia said...

This post reminds me of a Passover tradition called dayeinu (It Would Have Been Enough) It basically involves saying dayeinu after talking about things that happened to bring the Jews out of Egypt. It's a cool tradition and really, this post reminded me of it. XD

Being the first to have leaves cleared/snow cleared and/or no laundry to do just means one has too much time on their hands.