We’ve all had the feeling before. The whim to want more. You know that there is a lot to be thankful for- family, love, siblings, and a healthy able body. But, often we keep complaining about the chalice being half empty. To appreciate what you have is a skill, which only a few people have. Jemma eventually understands to enjoy the sunlight instead of lamenting about the sunburn.
‘Jemma’s Closet’ from the book ‘Beautiful Inside and Out’ narrates the story of a little girl who understands the essence of staying content, providing those who don’t have the same comfort as her, and divvying up things when she least needs them.
A change of perspective, acknowledging little things, feeling compassion for others, and reflecting upon the actions are the main themes. The protagonist also consumes the joy of sharing. This concept gives the eminence of self-satisfaction. The people who have eye’s bigger than their stomach try to accumulate things to themselves and inveigh against sharing. The joy of sharing is nothing but peaceful happiness.
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
– Mother Teresa