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To Much Of Anything Is No Good

Updated on August 24, 2015

Try It For Yourself

Why does it happen ?

How does it happen ?

You think if having one thing is good

Then having more of that one thing has to be great

Think again

Some how there is a fine line

I did not see

When I cross it

I pay the price

I am the first person to tell you

Search for something you absolutely love

When you find it and you will

Hold on to it

Enjoy it like never before

With a heavy heart

I say be very careful

Look at your life closely

See what you have

I remember when I first moved out on my own

I thought only wonderful thoughts

Finally freedom

I can do anything I want

I get to set the house rules

It didn't take long

Before a great idea in thought

Turned out to be

More than what I bargained for

With everything in life there is a price

You pay for it in time or money

Both are so valuable

With a bigger apartment

Comes more expenses

In the end

More expenses means more work

More work means less time to enjoy

Your nice new place

I have noticed this in many areas of my life

It begins with a simple one thought

Then as that thought expands

You have a series of thoughts that follow

If I only had...

A better job

Another car

A faster computer

A better phone

A bigger garden

Nicer clothes

More money

Now instead

A chance to do it all over

Enjoy what you have

For it may be all you ever need


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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      DWDavisRSL My wife also keeps me level headed with boundaries. I will be so excited and think wow how great it would be to have this. My wife says do we really need this. Then she will mention something I bought recently and where is it now ? I say that was different. Secretly I know she is right. She is smart and doesn't say no. She says why don't we come back later. I fall for it every time. We get busy and some how we don't get back there.After time has passed my urge isn't as strong and it isn't as important. Thank you for your story.Very interesting.MsDora If we are always wanting then how can we enjoy what we have already. Thank you both for reading and sharing.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Timely and relevant message. "Enjoy what you have." Often we have even more than we realize.

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      DW Davis 2 years ago from Eastern NC

      You have very succinctly captured the nature of avarice. So many of the rich, who couldn't spend the money they have no matter how hard they tried, are always looking for ways to have more. And many who cannot afford more go into debt and bankruptcy trying to get it anyway. I am blessed with a wife who carefully considers every purchase as to need and usefulness. Without her I fear I would be one of the people who desperately need to heed the message in your poem.