Reflections

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  1. Robin Ann

    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.

    3 months ago
  2. luv-1-nutter

    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.

    3 months ago
  3. pkr

    Enjoy it all & continue practicing gratefulness.
    Happy Spring All….🌸☔️🌼✨💜

    3 months ago
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    Lauryn

    Relax.

    3 months ago
  5. Charlie T

    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.

    3 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Very thoughtful Charlie T. Thanks

      3 months ago
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    carol

    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.

    3 months ago
  7. Rabbit

    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.

    3 months ago
  8. Carol

    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!

    3 months ago
  9. sunnypatti

    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.

    3 months ago
  10. Carla

    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.

    3 months ago
  11. Laura

    Moment to moment I do have everything I need, and I try to offer a hand, a kind word or a smile to others.

    3 months ago
  12. Joseph McCann

    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.

    3 months ago
    1. luv-1-nutter

      @Joseph McCann and to grow. Thanks 👍

      3 months ago
  13. EJP

    Live and love every moment to the fullest.

    3 months ago
  14. Pilgrim

    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.

    3 months ago
  15. O.Christina

    Share and be grateful.

    3 months ago
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