The Sunday Sessions: Edition 3.4.18

Sunday is traditionally a day in which we slow down, take time for reflection, and recharge. Every Sunday, I will share a poem or excerpt that will make us think, wonder, or even laugh as we prepare ourselves for the upcoming week.

 

The Sunday Sessions: 3.4.18 Edition

 

From Quitter

by Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff created a blog called Stuff Christians Like. He writes in his book Quitter that when it started to become popular, he sought advice from successful people on how to handle his own success. One person he interviewed, Lanny Donoho, told Acuff to write a letter to himself on futureme.org. Acuff did so, reminding his future self about a day in which he sat outside with his wife and thought to himself that the life he was living with a wife, two children, a house, and a job was enough. He told himself to remember that in case he wanted to chase after some professional goal that would jeopardize that life.

Acuff notes that you’ll never have enough unless you define what enough is. You’ll always be chasing after perfection and will never be satisfied. He writes, “On the other hand, you are guaranteed to get enough when you define it. You only find enough when you tell enough where to be found.”

 

Question of the Week

What is your enough? How will you know when you’ve reached it?



2 thoughts on “The Sunday Sessions: Edition 3.4.18”

  • Enough? So many layers. Financial. Laughter and enjoyment of life. Time with friends and family, people who I have invested my time and heart with. New challenges to expand my world, my thinking. Listening to the cues of my body to take down time when needed. Health, activity level, weight – is there a number on the scale or on my Fitbit that is “enough”? Maybe the answer lies somewhere in that awful cliché of loving yourself. Or the journey of learning to accept and love yourself as you are now and setting realistic goals that allow for some time for contentment tp sneak in. Good question –

    • Thanks, Aunt Lee Anne! I’m still defining my “enough”. Finding a place where I’m not settling but I’m not being unrealistic either is really difficult!

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