Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Day 51. Enough Is A Feast

I recently read W. Phillip Keller, author of Taming Tension, where he says something interesting about taking on too much in our lives.

"Most of us tend to bite off much more than we can chew in life. And because we cannot chew what we have bitten off, we tend to take life in lumps and have difficulty digesting it at all.

Too many of us take on too much. We are overly ambitious, overly acquisitive, overly obsessive. We are much better off to take just a little of anything at a time, taste it fully, and suck all the sweetness from it. 'Enough is a feast.' "

I used to wonder why life sometimes seemed as lumpy as ill-made porridge. Now I know why ... I've probably bitten off more than I can chew.

Oh, Lord, help us to remember to take small bites and to know when enough is enough, so that we can enjoy the beauty of this life You have given us!

Joyfully yours,

1 comment:

  1. We often recognize that we bite off more than we can chew, but how do we recognize the signs and how do we keep from taking on too much before it's too late and we collapse from exhaustion?

    We only have 24 hours in a day. There is the pressure to squeeze more and more into every minute of the day. But the minutes do not expand to hold all we 'think' we need to get done. No matter how much we try and stuff in. And no matter who says we should.

    Guess we have to use that little word 'NO' more often. Although the word has been thought to be a bad word, it's a good word. It's a positive word. It's a helpful word. Often kind too.

    Thanks for this little ponderable, Brenda. I'll have to chew on that some more!



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