I read of children in wartime being given given bread each night which they put under their pillows to help them sleep well, knowing they would not wake up hungry. Our daily bread is what keeps us going and that’s as simple as food, keeping warm, a home and family and friends to love us and be there for us.
We can often complicate matters thinking we need more – more information, more media, more pleasure, more things to do, more possessions when all we really need are the simple things in life. And we can take these for granted, only realising their worth when they’re gone and it’s too late.
Strength comes from firm foundations and it’s these basic needs which provide the strongest of foundations. I think we neglect them at our peril, especially when we don’t give enough time to nurturing our relationships with those closest to us – our family and close friends.