There’s a lot that I want. A new TV. A beautiful 1940’s chair. All the sex. Someone to fix my left shoulder.
But none of that really matters a whole lot.
None of that is who I am. And none of it represents what matters to me.
The things you say you want should focus you. What you do. How you think. Your next step.
If they don’t focus you, or if you focus you on things you don’t want, now’s a good time to ask yourself what you really want.
I’ve spent a little time thinking about that myself. Here’s a little of what I came up with.
I want to build something beautiful.
I want to laugh with life, not in spite of it.
I want to marvel at the underdog who tries for something that means the world.
I want to grow as a writer.
I want to look into someone’s eyes and get excited about the world I see in them
I want to just hold someone who’s in pain and not try to fix it.
I want someone to hold me in my pain.
I want to hear the discouraged.
I want to cheer the hopeful.
I want to make someone laugh when they think they’ve forgotten how.
I want to lay in a field and kiss someone.
I want to never not care.
I want to matter.
I want to help others see that they matter.
What is it you want?
Tell me in the comments.