You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don't Need: The Quest for Contentment (Bookshelf eBook)(edit)
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Why does it seem we are always looking for more? In her wonderfully unique style, author Mary Ellen Edmunds suggests that You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don't Need because what you don't need never satisfies. "I can have a house filled with stuff and things, but if it's not what I need, it will never satisfy me, no matter how much I have," she observes. Have you noticed that the happiness we equate with abundance often eludes both those who get what they want in life and those who don't? This eye-opening treasure hunt of a book will help you find the secret to living with contentment.
Also includes activity suggestions to help families distinguish between needs and wants, be more aware of the influences around us that encourage materialism, and be more grateful and content with what we have.
Published: April 2005
About the Author
Mary Ellen Edmunds was born in Los Angeles, California, and now lives in American Fork, Utah. She happily qualifies for all senior citizen discounts. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Brigham Young University and taught nursing there for several years. She has served as a missionary in Taiwan, Hong Kong, twice in the Philippines, and in Indonesia, and she directed a child health project in Nigeria, West Africa. She was a director of training at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, and served as a member of the Relief Society general board for eleven years. Mary Ellen is the author of several books and talks, including Peculiar—in a Good Way; You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don’t Need; and her most recent, MEE Speaks. She enjoys her family, teaching, writing, people, music, thinking, serving, and being a happifier.
Helped me to assess my priorities
by Laura - reviewed on May 08, 2006
Great Book!!! Helped me to come to the realisation that I was never going to have lasting contentment and happiness with the things I was seeking after. It made me assess my priorities and work out what I really want and need in my life. I loved all the books and articles that MEE referred to. This book was very insightful.
Asks questions to make you think
by SM - reviewed on November 12, 2008
It lags in some spots and she should have used more stories but she has enough nuggets in it and asks enough questions to make you think, that it is worth the read.
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