1. I want to be able to say “I want” without feeling like I’m being selfish
One of the things I always admired of my mum-in-law was her ability to not just say “I want” but mean it, she said knowing what you want is the key. I do know when I want a nice cup of tea and am not afraid to say so because nothing less will do.
2. I want to be glad for every experience I have, even the painful ones.
I think this is called learning. But being glad of what you learn regardless of whether painful or not is the challenge. Sometimes I know things I wish I didn’t know.
3. I want to have at least one book published well before I leave this life that means something to somebody somewhere in a positive way for all concerned.
While I am working sporadically on the fifth, the first four books I wrote are not fit for more than campfire starter in my opinion, so still writing madly, gladly and sometimes badly lol.
4. I want to share the peace I feel at being who I am, here and now, wherever my here and now is, with other peaceful hearted souls.
On my path in life, I have encountered many who are all too hasty to judge and further advance the growth and progression of the ”ain’t it awful” club but really, to what end? (“ain’t it awful” club is from a David Burns book)
5. I want to understand and be understood.
“Seek first to understand, then be understood.” - Stephen Covey
6. I want to shout from rooftops that people may appear “fine” but be paining or suffering from a disorder or disease we know nothing of.
It is often those, I have learned, who have survived the worst and continue to survive it, who appear the strongest and most “together.” Everybody has a “back story.” It sensitizes me and humanizes others to remember this when polished exteriors are so apt at helping me forget.
7. I want to not want for anything at all.