A big plus of riding the train from Seattle to Portland and back was the time to read. My friend Christie had given me Peace and Plenty by Sarah Ban Breathnach, the author of Simple Abundance – a major hit when it was published. Her story is she made millions, lost millions and is sharing her wisdom about financial serenity. This book struck a chord with me as Raoul and I finish month thirteen of trying to sell our former home, and supporting two homes in the process. It’s been financially and emotionally unpleasant, to put it mildly. I’ve had to face my fears over money. And in my journey towards a simpler and more authentic life, examine the concept of what is enough financially. Which spills over into what is enough stuff.
I have plenty, and am working on the peace part.
An excerpt from a book written by the actress Arlene Francis, quoted in this book, was what I needed to hear:
“As long as you are doing the best you can, you have nothing to fear.”