i've found it quite helpful and empowering to preempt this notion of not enough with the idea of choice. if i decide that i want to live in a smallish home, i find that i am much happier there. if i consciously choose to have a smaller, simpler wardrobe, i find satisfaction in what i have created. if i decide that i want to have a simpler christmas, i can find joy (and encourage it) in the simplest of things.
if i decide that smaller, simpler, and less is what i want…that it is my choice…not what i am stuck with…i am much happier. i find myself writing this today as a reminder to myself. i have not found contentment to be a perpetual state of mind. i am still susceptible to the mind creep of desire, feeling sorry for myself, and comparison…but less so as i practice. when i feel the creep, i can remind myself that i know my choice for simple and less is good. i am blessed. it is enough. it is very, very good.