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When Abundance Becomes too Much

Updated on May 13, 2013

Even Lego Man has Too Much Stuff

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Too Much Stuff

When we were young we seemed to have an abundance of joy.
We'd laugh at ourselves
We'd laugh at others
We'd laugh at each other
We'd laugh for no reason at all.

Each day was filled with an abundance of things to do
We'd play outside, making up games as we went
We'd ride our bikes seeking out new adventures along the way.
We'd head on over to the corner store for treats, which only cost a nickel.
We'd go to the mall to play in the arcade

Today sadly, people seem to have an abundance of everything but joy
Everybody has so much stuff...
Cars, and phones and all sorts of homes filled with all manner of large and small stuff.
And when their homes get filled to the rim they rent a a rather small place
To store their abundance so they can save it for a later date

But even with all their stuff nobody seems to smile anymore.
Maybe it's because they have to figure out how to pay for all their toys.
A mortgage, several credit cards, a car loan or two.
Each day at the races trying to pay for it all.

After work they go back to their sad lonely homes.
Where they pretend to be happy, have peace and joy.
As their time is drawn away by their abundance of toys.

What we need to do is scale back, get rid of the harried life.
Cut back on the abundance, remember the days when less was more.
Remember the times when we talked to people, spent the hours making up our days.
When work was not life, but a means to pay for life.
And the off times were spent actually relaxing, enjoying the abundance of minutes in each day.

Try to remember abundance is not always more especially when it takes away from life and your joy.


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    • whittwrites profile imageAUTHOR

      T.B Whitt 

      5 years ago from the Philly area

      Thanks for your wonderful comments.

    • shofarcall profile image

      shofarcall 

      5 years ago

      Hi Whittwrites,

      How right and perceptive your hub is. It is simplicity of almost everything which has been lost by the majority of people. I thank God daily, that my life is not like that. There is time for people, for smelling the roses, for sharing time with God. I too cannot believe just how many toys children have today!!!! Which they mostly don't play with anyway. And all the possessions their parents have to have. It's overwhelming. God Bless.

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