As we approach the end of the year, I’d like to pose a question to you. How often does the fear of “scarcity”, of not having or doing enough drive your decisions and guide your emotions?

Did I do enough? Was I a good enough mother? Did I show up enough for my family and friends? Did I work hard enough?

We often wrestle with the idea of enough and I think the following words capture how we can think of “enough” in a different, gentler way.

May you always have…

Enough happiness to keep you sweet
Enough trials to keep you strong
Enough hope to keep you happy
Enough failure to keep you humble
Enough success to keep you eager
Enough friends to give you comfort
Enough wealth to meet your needs
Enough enthusiasm to look forward
Enough faith to banish depression
Enough determination to make each day better than yesterday
-Rabbi Harry Epstein