Five Minute Friday: Enough

It’s #FiveMinuteFriday free write time! Where a flash mob of folks spend five minutes all writing on the same topic and then share ‘em over here.


When I saw the prompt for this week I couldn’t help but smile. This is something I have been thinking of daily for the last several weeks. So much so that when certain thoughts creep into my mind I ask myself, “What exactly is enough?” “When will it ever be…enough?”

I have always been challenged when it comes to balance. I am excessive. If I like it, I want more. There are times when this way of thinking has me defeated before ever beginning. And it is a daily struggle.

When I walk into my closet and see the rows of shoes, each in their separate clear container, My immediate thought is, “excess.” Ew. That isn’t a positive word. Many things in my life associated with that word aren’t good. Excess weight, excess waste, excess worry…and many more. How do I combat that?

My goal over the next 7 days is to train my mind to say, “It’s enough.” “I am enough.”

I wrote a post several months ago claiming my word for the year. Enough. However, a year is too big for me. It’s excessive. I give up before starting. I must live in this 24 hours given this moment given. This moment is enough.

So enough excuses. Starting now, it’s time to re-train my brain, in small doses of course…as things arise. To do more than that at one time deems me useless.

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
Henry David Thoreau


8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Enough

  1. Hi Joy!
    I think we all suffer from the sickness of “never enough”. You are so right when you say “enough excuses”.

    Thank you for sharing your words on Five Minute Friday. So glad I had the pleasure of reading them today.

    Love the quote….”What are we busy about?”

    You’ve given me something to chew on today.

    Have a great Friday!

    • Tracey,
      Thank you for your comments.
      Honestly, upon completion of the post I felt that it was just a bunch of rambling. God continually shows me, ever so gently that it’s not about what I think will help someone, it’s about writing from my experience, strength and hope in attempts to learn and grow.

  2. Excess and Enough. It is such a fine balance. Coming over from Lisa-Jo’s to say that I enjoyed reading this. I can feel your commitment to finding your balance in your writing. I said Ew right along with reading it. The specific examples bring your reader along on your journey. Happy Friday!

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