Google says: abundance a very large quantity of something. I guess we decide the something. I’m good with that.
I’m sitting at the coffee shop and thinking, yes this is what abundance means to me or part of it. To have the freedom and means to go to a coffee shop and have a treat. That my life is abundant enough to have this experience.
We are selling ourselves short if abundance is needing X amount of money, a fancy home, car, great job, travel – fill in the blanks. If I wait for those things I might never feel abundance or I will always be chasing it. This isn’t quite enough. Just a little bit more. When I have this.
What if abundance is sitting in a coffee shop with coffee, juicy pastry, and a journal. I have enough time, money and energy for this. Abundance. Maybe I have to lower my “very large quantity of something” and realize abundance or enough can be what I deide. What is enough? I don’t want to be chasing a defintion of large quantity or enough.
I want to feel abundance sitting at the coffee shop, reading at home. To feel I have enough right here and now. Not waste energy and time chasing or thinking I don’t have it now. Will I ever have that ideal of what is enough or will it always be out of reach?
Stop, sit and feel abundance now. Sipping coffee, walking, reading, writing and/or painting. I have enough abundance right now.
You can always start now!
8 thoughts on “What does abundance mean to me”
I agree with you, abundance is all around us, it’s just all the way you chose to accept it.
Much better way to view your life.
I needed this today. 😊
Abundance is what you decide it to be. As you state, sitting in a coffee shop, having time to do that, and enjoying a coffee and treat. To me, that’s awesome, as so many other people in this world, this is what they may long for, so that’s abundance. At this very moment, abundance for me = getting up in the morning and being able to walk without a walker or cane and being mobile after my knee replacement surgery less than 3 weeks ago.
I’m with you. Abundance doesn’t have to be anything major. Really it shouldn’t be. It should also be not taking for granted what we have.
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Thank you for this article on ‘Abundance.’ I read this at just the right time in my life. As I age I tend to look back and have regrets on ‘things I haven’t acquired.’ Your article has me looking at the abundance of love, people and the necessities and extras I do have.
To live a more positive life I think we have to focus on what we have. What brings us joy. Regrets are energy and joy sucking. Living with regrets if giving our energy to the past and not living today where we can have abundance. Reframing if that works. Thank you for visiting and commenting so authentically.
I agree. Abundance for me is peace and joy, and loving friends and family. I have enough and I am enough! 🙏
Yes we are enough. Chasing what society thinks we need is not abundance.
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