One of my earliest memories is walking around the living room as a small child with a baggie full of cookies my mother had given me. I might have been 4? I don’t know. I don’t know why I had a bag full of cookies. But I do remember clearly the feeling, sheer awe and joy at having ALL THOSE COOKIES. That bag of cookies was the coolest thing ever! I didn’t have to ask for permission or worry about running out if I ate them too fast. I had an endless supply of cookies at my disposal!
It was a good day.
This is the Nine of Cups, a card of fulfilled wishes and satisfaction! I guess if you’re in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, warm blanket, a gun with plenty of ammo, a radio, and a great view once the bunker-time is done could well be the picture of contentment, huh?
It makes me think—safety and satisfaction varies a lot from person to person, from situation to situation.
My comfort zone, my idea of ideal is going to be different from yours. What’s enough, or better than enough, is going to vary. It might be related to finances, or emotional support, or job security or health or creative outlets or spiritual progress. It doesn’t matter, though, what it is…only that you find and appreciate it.
Think today off all the ways you have exactly what you need. Catalog in your head what “enough and then some” translates to in your own life, and see if you don’t already have quite a lot of it. Even if you’re not quite there, I absolutely promise you that looking at the world this way will bring you a whole lot closer.
Appreciate your cookies. Count them up and savor each bite.
Are you finding “enough?” What about “and then some?”