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I feel like I do have everything I need however with retirement closing in I also need to put $$ away for that.
If I had no worries about retirement i would be more generous to my family and give more to needy families & charities that are important to me.
Who I was study and come to God for the clean heart because I will only accept those things which are necessary for the maintenance of this, poor and ignorant body knowing to Whom those things truly belong, so take my quota, as everything belongs to God thankfully goodness surrounds me in love.
Enjoy it all & continue practicing gratefulness.
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I do have everything I need. So, what
I’m going to do next is, have some
breakfast, do a little stretching, and
start my work day.
Now if the question is “what would
I do if I didn’t have to earn money”.
Ahh, we’ll, I would definitely stop
working one of my jobs and I would
continue working the other one, as
long as my partner needed the income.
The other thing that I would do is
volunteer with at risk youth, or people
transitioning from prison, or psychiatric
hospitals, or substance rehabilitation.
I would also spend some time practicing
meditation and yoga at retreats. I would
also spend time visiting far flung
friends and family.
This is a slightly depressing question.
I think it’s almost the opposite of
Living with gratitude. For me to be
mentally healthy, it’s important that I don’t
focus on the “what if’s”, or the “I wish”, and
stay firmly in the present and focus on
what I can do with the limited time and
resources that I have. Currently, this
means starting with myself and working
on being a healthy and positive force
in this world.
Very thoughtful Charlie T. Thanks
To be in a state of – not wanting for anything, would be a state of perpetual contentedness, the absence fear of not having basic needs met.
It may be wise to be content with oneself and unwise to be content with a living situation that is not conducive to sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
I do try to be kind and generous to causes that I think are important, but I am not sure having what I need is the motivation. When you grow up in a home where there is a struggle to pay the bills, there is a need for less that really doesn’t leave you, at least that was true for me. I do think feeling I had what I needed allowed me to retire early. Perhaps the most important things you do next will come out of gratitude.
I wouldn’t waste as much time lamenting the things I can no longer do and give thanks for the things I can do! This question is a gentle reminder of the difference between wants and needs!
I have everything I need, and I continue to give thanks for that every day and do my part by doing the next right thing for my life and the life I share with my husband.
I would help others get what they need. I know the phrase “give us this day our daily bread,” does happen daily. Metaphorically speaking, It is I who sometimes seek out a slice of sourdough bread or an asiago bagel, when a high fiber plain cracker will do. 😉 It is my eyesight that doesn’t always recognize “the bread” IS there and my needs are met, abundantly each day.
Moment to moment I do have everything I need, and I try to offer a hand, a kind word or a smile to others.
I am doing next. Through my living with gratitude I want for very little. During times of active alcohol addiction I was subconsciously hell bent on destroying what I already had. Love from my wife, children, family, a roof over our heads and a lovely place in the country to help provide us with food. Impermanence will cause all to pass, but I have today……the gift of another day to enjoy and appreciate.
@Joseph McCann and to grow. Thanks 👍
Live and love every moment to the fullest.
I do have everything I need, and I say Thank You. What I do next is yet to be determined, as the hour, days, and weeks unfold.
Share and be grateful.
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