Thursday, October 11, 2007

Want vs. Need

How does it feel to want?
I used to have an instructor at the Model College of Hair Design that used to say that too me all the time. His name was Randy and yes, he was gay, but he was hot too!
(ALL the hot ones usually are!)
I used to think it was the dumbest question I’d ever heard.
Until I found out how it really felt to want.

Oh my list of wants is long, as I’m sure yours is, especially these days.
I want to travel to London, the Netherlands, and Texas, among other places. I want to get a new van. I want to buy a house. I want to win the Powerball.
I want, I want, I want. “Is that all you know how to say?” my dad would ask.
Sometimes, you don’t know how much you want it, until it’s gone.

But my list of needs is short, which is what really matters most.
And according to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, I have it all.
I have shelter, food, clothing, my family, friends, and my health.
Sometimes, you don’t know how much you need it, until it’s gone.

But yet, I still want more.I want better. Not necessarily the best, just better. Better for myself and for my kids.
Better, because I know it’s out there.

My mom used to tell me, “Life is what you make it.”
In other words, take those negatives that are thrown at you in life, and make them into something better. Never settle for anything less than the best you can do.

Only then do you begin to appreciate what you have. I often refer to myself as “Low Maintenance” because I truly don’t require much in life. I like simple things. And the simpler, the better too. I can appreciate life more today than I used too. Only because some of those simple things have been taken away. You just don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

“It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.”
-Sheryl Crowe

Happy Thursday, ya’ll!
SHOUT OUT…to my girl CW…Thanks for the giggles Biotch!


1 comment:

tiffanysolano said...

you deserve the best there is out there. And ONLY THE BEST. I have never met anyone more deserving. Love ya hon...keep up the great blogs.