What Is Abundance?


I've been thinking a lot about abundance lately. Depending on how you characterize abundance it can either be a blessing or a curse. 

By definition, abundance means a very large quantity of something. But for me, that something has morphed from the tangible to the intangible. 

I'm not going to lie, I enjoy pretty things. I can't go to Target without thinking that my life would be better with that cute new throw pillow. But after years of seeing how "stuff" controls so much  time and energy in peoples lives, I have come to appreciate how not having an abundance of stuff has made my quality of life so much better. 

My sense of abundance now comes from the ease I feel in my body after having a morning filled with time and laughter because I am not chasing down socks, backpacks and water bottles getting my kids ready for school. My sense of abundance comes from my ability to sit and enjoy a quite moment on the weekends because I'm not managing the "stuff" in my house. I read books, I play games and sometimes I just do nothing. It's amazing!

If there is one thing I hope I can teach people while I'm here is that life is better with less stuff. Less stuff to clean, less stuff to put away, less stuff to lose. An abundance of time to fill anyway you want. Give it a try!

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