The Curse of Abundance
by Joni Kamiya, Hawaii Farmer's Daughter, November 7, 2017
We live in a world of plenty which is both good and bad.
When my kids have too many toys, they don’t take care of them.
When we have too much clothes, we stand in front of closets and pronounce there’s nothing to wear.
When we have adequate shelter, we complain about how old the house is and how we need more space.
When we have lots of time to watch TV, we complain that there’s no time to do anything.
When our refrigerators are full of food, we stand in front complaining about having nothing to eat.
When we stand in a buffet line with lots of food, we complain that the food is bad before it’s been tasted.
When we go to a market searching for only a organic, non-GMO food and complain about how farmers farm otherwise.
It’s nice to have abundance and those who provide it, but we need to stop and think about our wants versus needs to have a bit or gratitude for what’s in front of our faces sometimes.
November is a great month to give gratitude for what we have and need. A little gratitude can go a long way.