I am on the email list from
Lou Tice of The Pacific Institute
His email for 1/30/09 - was titled "What Do You Want?"
He asked the question " Do you know what you want for yourself?"
He said, "some people seem happy and successful, inside. But they feel unfulfilled, or in a rut of sort".
I know, I have never found out what I want to be when I grow up. LOL
I find I do still have hopes and dreams. But I do not peruse most of what I want because I have never really decided what I want ! What will make me happy ? Most my life it has been preparing for what may come in the future. Like a psychic or seer. I some how knew we had to prepare for loss. I knew in the year 2000 we had to find this place in the country. I knew it would either be my hubby's health or his job would fail. But I had no ideal it would be both at near the same time.
So I found this house and it was a total rehab. We spent many a week end and weeks in the winters from 2001 to 2005 working on it. We had the money from our first house we sold. To purchase and rehab . We have a bit over $20,000 in it. and still need about 5+/- to complete it. I have been blessed with with the ability to use money wisely and can some how find a way to survive. I also had the ability to do the work needed to rehab.
I now live in the moment. But find I still need a goal to live for.
The point of the email is to make a list of your wants then decide what you want the most and set a goal to achieve it.
What will make you happy?
I know my kids and friends. make me happy. Simple thing bring joy to my heart. But what is true happiness?
What do you want to do?
I want to feel alive and well.
What would you like to see?
Where would you like to go?
To see the ocean.
What do you want in your life?
To make a difference. help, live a happy fulfilled life. companionship. Communication.
True friends or many that really don't care ? Only true friends.
Do you need to let go of control or do you need to control more of your life?
What is truly important?
Still working on this one.
I can say love and family. A roof over your head food to eat.
This is not meant to be a me me post. As I have always put the need of others over my own needs. It is just time to find out what my needs are. These are hard questions. Do you know what your wants are?
Time to get off the tread mill and get on with life.