We have more than we need. The average home today is just under 2,400 square feet. The average home size in 1950: 983 square feet. During the same period the average household size has dropped, from 3.37 persons (1950) to 2.6 (2009). Smaller home, more people, go figure. One income, hand-me-downs, and one or two presents at Christmas — and lived to tell about it!

We have more than we know what to do with. Garage sale it. Donate it. Stuff it in a closet. Build an addition. One radio advertisement for a storage facility concluded with, “so you can go and get more stuff!” Right!

We have more than we realize. Ungrateful attitudes abound. Why? Enjoyment of life is not attached to prosperity, things, etc. That is a dream held by many in poverty and wealth. Make no doubt, those unhappy without stuff would find a way to be just as unhappy with it.

Jesus’ words never go out of style:

“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15).

Rick Kelley, Prestonsburg KY, via BulletinDigest.com

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