I want, I want, I want!

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Have you ever heard those frustrated cries of a toddler desperate for some gift that their parents are refusing to buy?

Well I did recently and it got me thinking…of all the things that I want!

New shoes, a new winter coat, to paint my bedroom, that necklace I saw yesterday, some plants for the garden, the dog needs a haircut, a holiday would be nice, Christmas is coming…

The list could go on!

Afterwards, I felt so embarrassed at just how costly my wants were, of how superficial they are and how quickly I could just keep adding to them. I doubt the list would ever cease; I could keep adding to it forever.

So I decided I’d write a list of wants that cost nothing.

To see what it is that I value most – the things I want for myself and others to improve my life. I was reminded of the quote by Anthony J D’Angelo,

The most important things in life aren’t things.

I want to:

~ always smile when I see a rainbow ~ feel loved every day ~ spend time making others smile ~ see my children grow into happy, confident adults ~ find time to do the things I love ~ have time alone with hubby ~ laugh lots ~ be fun to be around ~ feel grateful for what I have ~ take pleasure in the little things ~ have integrity ~ be me.

Now that’s a list I am proud of!

And it was a lesson in gratitude.

⭐️ It shares what’s important to me and what makes me soul sing.

⭐️ It shows that I value myself and take the time to do the things I love.

⭐️ It says that money cannot buy happiness.

What is it you want most?

Write a list of wants that doesn’t include possessions and cannot be bought with money and see what your heart truly wants.

 

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10 thoughts on “I want, I want, I want!

  1. Great post! I have found that a gratitude list is a great way to get to sleep when sleep is trying to evade me. Just start being grateful for everything you can think of….Food in the fridge, air in your lungs, kids, family, whatever! Seems like you’re on the same page! 🙂

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  2. Oh, my gosh, yes!!! Thank you for this list. I usually do the, “I want, but…” and find a reason why I can’t have what I want, even if it costs nothing. That’s probably not so good. 🙂

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  3. from the quote, “the most important things in life aren’t things” the money can buy, but what money cannot buy but your joy, love and happiness. our possessions will fade but the smile, love and care we show counts and do not fade

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