There are two ways to get enough.....
One is to continue to accumulate more and more.....
The other is to desire less.
~G. K. Chesterton~
I need my "sentimental stuff" to grace my walls and shelves.
I feel serene and grounded when I see my mom's cookie jar perched there on the shelf.
I have fond memories of the china tea cups that my two sweet Godmothers gave me each year as I was growing up.
My son gave me these darling little Indian pieces when he was 10 years old. I cherish them and feel serene when I look at them............ as he is no longer with us on Earth..... and I must have these nearby.
As I attain more years, and get closer to my 7th decade on this Earth, I am trying to calm my life down by seeking less and less.....by trying not to accumulate more and more... and I think I'm doing a pretty good job of it. At any age, it seems there is always something else we need or want.... I think that must be human nature.
I'm trying to want less and accumulate less. Really, I am.
But............ to remain serene and calm and content, I do need my cherished "sentimental" things around me..... and I feel I do have enough. Do I desire less? probably not...... but the words of this quote DO make me think about it.
Do you have enough? Do you desire less? What do you think of this quote?