Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thursday 1/14/10 - "PEOPLE WANT?"


When anger, sadness, inappropriate behaviors, pretense, and denial are swept aside, I believe most people are motivated deep inside by many of the same things. Isn't what people really want in their lives fairly simple? I believe most people want:

to love and be loved

to feel wanted

to live their lives free of excessive fear and anxiety

a way to deal with their fears and anxieties

access to a power greater than themselves that lessens those fears and anxieties

to feel their lives make a difference

to love life

to feel joy and happiness

meaningful activities

independence of mind, body and spirit
to feel useful

to know they are important to those they love
to feel special

some framework in which they can understand the world and their lives

peace and serenity

to be a part of something bigger than themselves

mental, physical and spiritual health

something they can give to others
to be able to communicate their thoughts and feelings to others
to be understood

This is where my thoughts happened to take me on this Wednesday night.

Prayer Girl
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"Where there is great love there are always miracles." - Willa Cather

"Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable." - Mohandas K. Gandhi


Susan said...

Your thoughts took you to insightful places this Wednesday! Great post! Always enjoy your site!

Kathy M. said...

Nice post. Thanks. I love Willa Cather. I hadn't read this quote before, but having read her books, I'm not surprised she wrote it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful post to run across in my late-night reading. Thanks for this.

Shadow said...

darn right i want that!

Anonymous said...

"to feel their lives make a difference."

I like this one.

:) Love to you, PG.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Wow PG, I was thinking something very similiar yesterday all day it was on my mind, and now I read your blog and it perfectly put what I had been pondering.

You are amazing and thank you for helping me to see we are so alike.


Brian Miller said...

um, you seem to have gotten my want list...smiles.

Syd said...

We have an endless stream of wants but what we actually need is so simple.

Enchanted Oak said...

Your list resonates with me. May we all someday, somehow, achieve those things in our lives.

Kim A. said...

Yes..yes..yes.. Very nicely put. This will make a great prayer list for those that I love and those I am praying for. Thanks!!


sarah said... are so right on. Love covers a multitude of sin...thanks for these. You're pretty special. Sarah

Susan at Stony River said...

Love that list, and the quotes; love's a powerful thing!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

just beautiful

angels around you

Little M said...

Lovely list of insights PG!