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Enough is as Good as a Feast

Posted By Jessica Fisher On November 24, 2010 @ 2:30 am In Joyful Womanhood,Thanksgiving | 14 Comments

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One of my life’s mottos is borrowed from Ma Ingalls: Enough is as good as a feast.

Since I’m an “all or nothing” kind girl, I can tend toward excess. So, if I’m planning a birthday celebration or a holiday feast, my mind goes leaps and bounds ahead of what is realistic. I can overbook myself pretty easily.

Over the years, with some good counsel from my husband, I’ve learned that there is a time and a place for all things. And sometimes, I need to adjust my expectations of myself. I have had to learn when to say, “when.”

I’ve had to adopt the motto: Enough is as good as a feast.

The lesson holds true for the holidays. Whether it’s the list of presents to buy or make, the number of dishes to serve at the next gathering or how many people to invite over in the coming months, we each need to learn to say “when.”

If you find yourself spinning your wheels today, the day before Thanksgiving, it may be a good time to say WHEN. Reevaluate your list and at the very least, prioritize. You might not get everything on your list done. Be okay with that.

Figure it out today, make peace with it, and enjoy the holiday tomorrow.

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