I am realizing that the things that I want, you can’t buy at a store, or order on line. I need groceries to feed the family, I need gas in the car to get from place to place, I need new clothes, new shoes…I could go on forever….
What I want; that I can count on one hand, is health, peace, always sunshine, security, love. I would say most everyone wants the same things, but we get so busy going after what we think we need, that the things we can grasp with just a slight reach, we tend to forget.
Health….we can exercise, eat right, have those yearly checkups.
Security…it’s not really that farfetched. It’s all within you. If you feel good about life and secure in your role, then security is not necessarily a status, but a state of mind.
Love….this is all around you if you allow yourself to see it. You love your children, spouse, friends, even your job. Love is always with you.
Peace….this one is priceless. And not unreachable, as I have found it’s a mindset. To choose peace, calmness, good, kindness, it’s all there, you have to want it to have it.
Sunshine….this one, I can’t buy, but it’s not always up in the sky. Sometimes it comes from a smile from a silly kid, a warm hug from a friend or the sense of satisfaction at the end of the day. It’s a matter of how you look at things. Always.
Sure, we all like to have the new outfit, the new car, or the new jeans, but you will never be happy if you have to purchase anything to achieve it.
As I continue to learn that happiness truly comes within and what I need versus what I want, tells me that I want what everyone else needs.