really easy for us to see that some people were meant to
do some things, while others weren't. Music comes
easy to some people, while others are really good at
writing or football or even selling things. We all
have our gifts that hopefully we will develop fully.
it comes to other things, though, we somehow seem to feel
a sense of entitlement, a sense that enough is never
enough. Personally, I would love to have a
wide-screen HDTV, preferably plasma or LCD to watch movies
on. Other people have them, so why shouldn't I?
tell you why: because I don't watch that much
television, and I don't watch that many movies. If I
were to buy such a television set, it would simply be a
waste of money, sitting there mocking me every day that I
didn't turn it on. And what would I be doing with
the money I spent on it? Why, nothing, of course--it
would be gone.
can live life fully without filling our time with doing
everything and going everywhere. We can live our
lives quite fully without amassing fortunes or piles of
possessions. When we fill our lives with too much,
we leave precious little empty space to move around in,
little room to breathe easy without a sense of
claustrophobia or of being overwhelmed. That space
is what allows us to keep our sanity, and it helps us to
keep a sense of perspective. It gives us a place to
retreat to when we need peace, and if we fill it with
things or activities, then we're taking a very important
part of our lives out of commission.