How much water is on Earth?
Does the amount of water on Earth ever change?
One may think in times of drought, that yes, there is less water.
Others may think that after a flood, yes, there is too much water.
As far as the planet is presently concerned, there is simply enough water.
It will evaporate from some areas, then condense and rain into others.
After being locked away frozen for a time, snows will melt in the spring and run down mountainsides eventually finding their way to the sea. Along the way, nature will consume some of that melted snow. When a tree stops growing and ceases to take up water through its roots, the water that was there moves on and some other organism uses it. Or, it continues on its cycle to the sea.
Water is always moving. In and out, over and around, evaporation, condensation, freezing, thawing, it ebbs and flows like a living organism all its own.
When someone leaves a faucet on too long, that water isn’t wasted except in how we view its intended purpose. It finds its way to a municipal treatment plant to be recycled through the system and eventually winds up flowing from a faucet across town.
Consider that the amount of water on Earth, as observed by humanity, has been about the same for a long time. It’s abundant.
How are you thinking about things in life this week? From abundance or scarcity? Is the water that powers your life running out? Do you have too much and are you overwhelmed? Replace water with your thoughts, your mental prowess, your cognition or your willpower. Is your tank empty or full? If it’s running low, are you aware of the ways and means to refill the tank?
These things are like water. An abundance of willpower spins the turbines of productivity.
When your cup runneth over, hope abounds and love spreads freely throughout your life.
And life can change in an instant. If we’re not careful, we’ll start to experience the blindness of scarcity when abundance has moved temporarily out of view.
There is always an abundance of whatever you need if you’re willing to look harder, go deeper, and peek into unfamiliar territory. Whatever is missing in your life is closer than you think. Abundant hope urges you to proceed, while scarcity is a rope that binds you in place.
Hope is eternal and begs your pursuit. Scarcity is temporary and longs for your attention like an untrained puppy jumping in your way. When things are going wrong, ask yourself if you’re experiencing the scarcity lapdog gobbling up your willpower. Shift your attitude and things will improve. Hope gives you that ability.
Some call it a growth mindset. I call it an attitude of abundance.
And with an attitude of abundance, everything, every little thing, is going to be all right.