Due to a couple of unexpected “snow days” (school cancelled due to bad road conditions), I’ve had a little more time than usual to consider this and that. One of the things I thought about today was, “What Do I Need?” Not want, not covet, not desire… need. Here’s my little list:
Close friends; the kind I to whom I can expose my least attractive character traits and they’ll still love me. And they can do the same with me.
Laughter; it’s absolutely essential to me.
Pets; cats and/or dogs who will sit on my lap and look at me with unconditional love in their eyes, asking only for a tummy rub, kind words and a walk.
Healthy, tasty food; ideally locally grown and/or organic – but with an occasional injection of junk food.
Family; getting to spend as much time with them as distance, circumstances and money will allow. They’re becoming more precious with each year that passes.
Shelter; I don’t need much except warmth, coziness, a porch or a patio, and an office space to call mostly my own.
Books; lots of them.
What do you need?