Not Enough

Some of the time, or even most of the time is not enough. 
Not for a puppy, not for a child, or for someone in need. 
Day in, day out is what we need.

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  1. You mean like the time we can give to people is not enough?

  2. What we alone can give is not always enough. We can't force someone to believe what we say, and they won't believe it until they are ready. And sometimes people need more support than we are equipped or trained to provide. We also need to consider ourselves, and the other important people in our lives. We're only human, and there is only one of us.

    But we should still do what we can, always. Even when it doesn't seem like it's having an impact, it is. It always is.

    1. Hi Anonymous,

      You bring up a very good point. I did not mean to say that we are obligated to give all that others need or demand. My comment is directed at those that willingly take on obligations then refuse to live up to them such as:

      A pet owner that wants a dog but doesn't car for it or give it the attention that it needs.

      A parent that allows video games and strangers to raise their children.

      A spouse that doesn't try and nurture a relationship.

      We're all human and have our shortcomings and limitations, but not attempting to live up to our obligations is a costly mistake.