What Do I Want
By Bernadette A. Moyer
What do I want? What do I want out of life? What do I want out of today and tomorrow and next week and next year?
Seems like many times in life we should rethink and ask that question as it is sure to change as we continue to grow and change.
I truly believe the happiest people are the ones that are living their lives in a way that answers that question. What do I want? What makes me happy? How do I want to live my life and take care of myself? What do I need to be happy?
When we are young we are consumed with “what do I want” and answering and doing what we want then comes life and responsibilities, that career job, owning a home or a car and having children or pets all depend on us to produce and to provide. Sometimes it is easy to get lost in what does everyone need rather than in what do I want.
Having children and raising them is one of the most selfless acts and responsibility that we will ever take on, being responsible for another human being is the highest calling and requires giving and giving and giving on a minute to minute hour to hour and daily basis. It is never ending, but it also requires us to put our own personal wants and needs on a back burner. Kids have immediate needs all they know is now and later, adults can and do wait.
Then it happens the kids are raised, and full fledged adults out on their own and once again it is the perfect time for us, just us.
What do I want? It sounds so easy, right? But is it? How do you go about answering that question?
“Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it.” W.W. Jacobs
For me its starts with a gut check, how am I feeling? Then it goes to making lists, what else do I want to do and accomplish in this lifetime? Then jumping off and staring, diving in, trying, learning, giving it a whirl.
No other person can answer that question for us and sometimes it takes thought, aloneness and quiet for us to come up with it ourselves. All I know for sure is that the only road to true and lasting happiness is finding a way to afford what you want in both time and treasure and then setting out and making it happen!
Here is to your happiness and here is to getting and appreciating all that you ever needed and wanted …
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