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  • Writer's pictureLiz Sterling

Enough of More

Insight and inspiration arrive in many ways --- through nature, music, a meditative moment, a dream or through synchronicity.

Last week, a friend sent along story/poem written by Kurt Vonnegut and published in The New Yorker on May 16th, 2005.

True story, Word of Honor: From Kurt’s Conversation:

Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer

now dead,

and I were at a party given by a billionaire

on Shelter Island.

I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel

to know that our host only yesterday

may have made more money

than your novel ‘Catch-22’

has earned in its entire history?”

And Joe said, “I’ve got something he can never have.”

And I said, “What on earth could that be, Joe?”

And Joe said, “The knowledge that I’ve got enough.”

Not bad! Rest in peace!”

Within a day or so of reading this, enough and more, like scrambled eggs, were cooking in my mind. Especially now, during the holiday season, both concerns, “What is enough?” and “Do I need more?” are continuously looping.

Enter, a phone call from a dear friend who had just returned from overseas. Her travels to Europe were great and she expounded on the sights, sounds and architecture.

Then she said, “Liz, I learned something important. While staying with my friends, I noticed they only have one bottle of olive oil, one kind of coffee, one salt shaker, one shampoo, one conditioner, one face cream, one lipstick; one, one, one of each product they use. I was stunned in comparison to my overflowing cabinets, drawers and shelves.

I have 3,4,5 or 6 of everything. It’s too much. I like the idea that one is enough. Well, not eggs, she said. They buy 1/2 dozen at a time and go marketing frequently.”

My friend and I were definitely on the same page. Page 1 of knowing when enough is enough. Is More and Enough an issue for you?

What will you do differently in 2020, if you're ready, for Enough of More?

Women's Wisdom Circle

Wednesday, December 18th 10:30 AM - 12 Noon

This week's topic: More and Enough?

Levis JCC Sandler Center, Boca Raton

Membership is not required. $13 payable at the door.

21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428



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