Is is possible to feel like you have ENOUGH?? One of David's cousins used to be the CFO for an uber-wealthy Saudi prince. I believe he saw and heard things the rest of us mere-mortals can't even imagine. A few years ago, we had dinner at this cousin's house and he mentioned that even on this mega level of income, people do not feel like they have enough. The prince who has $50 billion is always on the look-out for things to buy that SHOW that he has $10 billion more than the prince who has "only" $40 billion. What exactly would you buy that would clearly make that point?? I have no idea.
On the other extreme, I know a gracious woman from Georgia who has chosen to be content. She is in her early 70's and always looks very put-together. I commented on one of her outfits one day while walking through an airport with her and she said that she had decided that even though she had always loved buying clothes, she had come to the realization that she had ENOUGH clothes. She determined she was not going to buy any new clothes for the next few years. Instead, she was going to enjoy what she already owned and re-discover items she'd completely forgotten about. Here she was a couple of years into this plan, and looking very, very lovely indeed.
I've thought of my friend often over the past couple of years and wondered if I have areas of my life where I have ENOUGH. Can I cross those kinds of purchases off my list for a few years?? Maybe forever? What about you? Do you finally have enough shoes, sweaters, blouses, scarves, earrings, skirts, jeans, dishes, cars, houses, boats, tools, TVs, CDs, purses, sunglasses, pillows, fabric, whatever??