Apples and cheese and dish soap, cat food and laundry detergent and new blinds for the dining room, filters for the vacuum and a few new towels and new blue jeans...
NO, NO, NO! I don't though. I'm not sure if I've just stretched this house so thin that I really do need all kinds of crazy $5, and $8, and $12 things every day of the week or if my resolve has just dipped so low that I can't see through the haze that makes it look like I'm needy. I'm almost completely certain that it's the latter. The above list is just hypothetical. I've been walking through the store at the end of work each day and thinking to myself, "oh! I need that box of crackers," and then, "oh, we need some pledge." Normally my needs are like eggs and milk. All these "extras" are driving me mad. We don't need a box of minion shaped graham crackers (they were really yummy though) but as I'm shopping each day something has been telling me I do. I want to blame it on the abnormal cold; on the deception that spring will not come this year. In my part of the world we're all feeling unseasonably depressed right now. I can blame it on that right?
Today I need to snuggle my boy and find a fun game to play with him. I need to sit on the floor and pet the dogs and set aside some time to brush the cat. I need to tell my husband that I love him and to give him a big heartfelt hug. I need a few moments of silence to pray and listen and clear my foggy head. Today I need to breath in the cold fresh air that I'm fortunate to take in. We have dinner in the fridge and lunch scattered around the kitchen. There are odds and ends for our daily smoothie. All the animals have their appropriate bag of food sitting somewhere. I don't need anyTHING. I don't. We have more than we need... this is true everyday. We live in a very affluent society. I need to stop feeling needy because I'm not.
Today I need to know that I have everything I need right here next to me.