I (like all of us) need food. Clothing. Shelter. I may sometimes wish for a new house, more designer clothes, more money. Perhaps I want it -- momentarily, wistfully. I don't need it.
Occasionally, I want to be swept off my feet by someone off the cover of a Romance novel. What I need is the camaraderie of my friends. That, I have. We always get what we need.
I want to travel the world, footloose and fancy-free. I need to remember to buy gas and keep my car serviced so I can get to work tomorrow -- and to wash it every now and then.
Sometimes I may long for a more luxurious car. I don't need it, and I immediately realize how fortunate I am to be able to own and operate a car at all.
I may think I want caviar and champagne served to me by a cute cabana boy on a Tahitian beach. All I need is to remember to eat something with some nutritional value for dinner tonight -- and to be thankful that I am fortunate enough to have choices.
Whenever I find myself coveting more of this, that, or the other, I need to remember that I already have (more than) enough and to have a care for those in true need.
Sometimes I wish for closer, more loving relationships with some family members and friends, and then I remember that things are always just as they are supposed to be. I already have what I need. Everything happens exactly the way it is intended to happen. Sometimes trying to fix that which isn't broken, or which is irrevocably broken, is futile. And potentially dangerous.
You can't always get what you want,
And if you try sometime, you find
You get what you need...
So saith the Rolling Stones, and I wouldn't argue with that.
Let's dance. I will always need that.
What do you need?
The TL militia rounded up some doozies of straggling Words Gone Wild today.
how he manged - He developed a dreadful skin condition. And a bark.
untied we stand - Getting ready for an ... orgy of barefootedness?
at lease - Quest for the rental agreement.
agreessive - Angry and covered in grease.
reovering - Go over there again.
conscentious - Agreeing to consensual licentious behavior.
disengenious - Disenfranchised genius.
reptitive - Snake sex.
Two Cajuns are walking down the street. One notices a compact on the sidewalk and leans down to pick it up. He opens it, looks in the mirror and says, "Hmm, this person looks familiar."
The second Cajun says, "Here, let me see!"
So the first Cajun hands him the compact.
The second one looks in the mirror and says, "You dummy, it's me!"
Goofing Off at Work
|You Are a Learning Cook|
You've got the makings of an excellent cook, and the desire to be one.
But right now, you're just lacking the experience. You couldn't be a top chef yet, but you could be an apprentice.