• Reflections of a SuperStorm called Sandy – Part 3

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    In these days after the storm, it’s been a little cloudy, no sun in sight. We’re without power but have a generator that we cycle on & off as we conserve our resources (gas) for when we really need it. Water is at a premium so you don’t waste it. You find yourself using very little of the things that are most essential, simply because it’s a limited resource… a precious, limited resource. All of my family and friends are safe and sound. A 10-minute call with my sister along with text messages from friends in family bring me joy enough to be content that all is right with the world.

    With all that we seemingly don’t have, I still have more than enough.. more than many. This experience has truly humbled me in more ways that I could have imagined possible.

    We’re given all that we need to survive, and we sometimes demand more than we really need. What do you do to explore the few resources that you have? Do you use them thoroughly, the way that the creator intended? What about the overflow in your life? Do you give to others so that they can benefit and be a benefit to others?

    My promise: to not want what I do not have and to work with what I do. To appreciate in every way the resources at my fingertips and to do for others….

    Amen and so it is!

     

One Response so far.

  1. Marie says:

    YES, I have more than enough. I love to recycle, reuse, and use up everything. Every six months I go through the basement, bookshelves, clothes, if we haven’t used it, I donate it. If I’m not sure about an item – I keep for a year and if I didn’t use it over the year I donate it. At this stage in my life I don’t want stuff to take care of just to have it. My motto can’t use it, don’t want it – time to go. It’s so freeing when you let something go that you don’t use. The basics food, clothing, and shelter is all really need. I find we have more wants then needs.