Abundance: a·bun·dance (noun); a very large quantity of something; the state or condition of having a copious quantity of something: plentifulness.
Gratitude: grat·i·tude (noun); The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
As we head into Thanksgiving week and look to the holiday season ahead, the words Abundance and Gratitude often come to mind. As we sit down at our Thanksgiving tables we reflect on all of the abundances we have and give thanks. However, when we are giving thanks for our abundance is it the adundance of our stuff we are grateful for? Most likely not. As we bow our heads we are giving thanks for our families and friends, our health, security, love, faith, etc. We acknowledge and give thanks for the abundance of the intangibles in our lives.
However, as professional organizers, we see an abundance of stuff on a daily basis and we work diligently to help our clients evaluate their relationship with their stuff so that they can move more toward plenty or even just enough, rather than an abundance.
Plenty: plen·ty (pronoun); A large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough
Enough: e·nough (determiner & pronoun); As much or as many as required or necessary
For when we shift to having awareness and gratitude for having an abundance of blessings (the intangible) and an awareness and gratitude for having plenty or even just enough stuff (the tangible) our ability to live simply and at peace increases greatly.
This simple shift of having Gratitude for properly placed Abundance, Plenty and Enough allows us to be open to others on a whole other plane and, more importantly gives us “a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness to others.”
It is an absolute joy and honor to be on this journey with you as together we further define these words and how they relate to our stuff. We are filled with GRATITUDE for you and the ability to help you Simplify Your Hive.
Happy Thanksgiving from our Hive to yours!