I am a member of 12 Step recovery. Many of us in the rooms talk about the “disease of more”. I am an addict and have experienced the “one is too many and two is never enough” in my food addiction. But that’s not the only place where my “disease of more” shows itself. It rears its ugly head in relationships, household chores and volunteer commitments.

As a first born, I have been striving for more most of my life. More knowledge, more success, more friends, more activities, more personal growth. I don’t think there is a problem with more of many of these things. Where I run into trouble is when my desire for more leads me to struggle to attain it and I lose sight of where I am right now and all I have. When it takes the place of living in the present, gratitude and contentment, I’m sunk.

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday community link-up where you write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. Today’s word was “more”.

Read my letter to addiction here