I find abundance to be an interesting concept. We generally think of abundance in terms of having lots of stuff. For many, the word conjures up images of great piles of pumpkins, shelves of wheat and bushels of apples at harvest time. For others it may induce visions of a wallet full of cash or a seven figure bank balance. For a lot of people it comes down to having enough money that you don't have to worry about having enough money.
While these are valid ways to think of abundance, they certainly aren't the only ones. We have emotional needs and spiritual needs as well. Once the food, clothing, shelter and healthcare are taken care of, we can start thinking in terms of abundance of love. We can seek abundance in our romantic relationships, our families, our friendships and our work.
Ah, but we don't just need to seek and find abundance! We can also create it. We may play a musical instrument, write or draw. We may sing, dance, do some crafts or put together hilarious internet memes. We may not make money doing it, but we will have brought joy into our own lives and those around us.
Abundance can be as much about giving and sharing as getting and having. All those nice crops will eventually spoil if someone doesn't eat them and even preservation methods have their limits. Better to share that abundance with someone less fortunate then smell up your cellar! If you don't have much to give materially, you can share your time and talents. You can gift your little craft project to someone who is feeling down and see their spirits lift. Even just a phone call to someone who is shut in will increase the amount of happiness in the universe.
Take a look at what you have. A place to live, food, a functioning internet connection? You may not be feeling the abundance, but it’s there. Remember to be grateful for what you have, even if it's not all you would want. Be grateful for what you can do, even if it's not all you would like. And be grateful for what you can share, because that's where true abundance lies.