Bringing Abundance to the Holidays

Less is more, right? But when is more, better? When it comes to clutter, less is DEFINITELY more! But abundance…well more is ALWAYS better!

Many of us think of abundance as having a lot of everything; material or otherwise. But what if abundance wasn’t so much about what you have, but the value you place on what you have?

In that case, abundance might look a little different. Take a moment and look around you…what do you see in your life that brings meaning? I mean, real, true, meaning. I look around my home and I see people…people who mean EVERYTHING to me. That’s abundance to me…I see all the things that I need; food, a warm home, comfy clothes, and even things that I like, such as my favorite books or the things in I’ve collected my home that have special meaning to me.

These things may not be important to someone else, and that’s okay. Not everyone is going to like the way I’ve arranged my home or the dishes I put on my table. No. Big. Deal. Everyone has their definition of “meaningful” and no one else can tell you what that is. Take a moment here to really look around you. What do you see? Look at everything in your surroundings from a place of meaning…What completes you and brings meaning, and what gets in your way?

As parents, we want so much to give our children the very best, and they really do deserve that. However, what if you looked at “very best” from the perspective of “most meaningful”? What would stay? What would go? And what would add to that meaning in your lives?

There are two simple ways to create abundance…through giving and through gratitude. When we share what we have, abundance multiplies exponentially. And when we are grateful, we see all those very simple things as very precious and meaningful.

During the month of December, I will be highlighting ways we can bring more abundance into our lives and hopefully make this holiday season a very “meaningful” one for you and your family!

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