September 14, 2014

What I Want

I want to pay more attention, not less.
I want to get wiser instead of smarter. 
I want to listen more and zone out less. 
I want to spend more time with people I love and less time with people I have to impress. 
I want to give of myself, my time, my energy, and my resources without ever worrying that there won't be enough to go around. 
I want to cook beautiful, delicious, decadent meals for my family and never take a single photo for Instagram. 
I want to travel to distant lands, and have new adventures. 
I want to create new inside jokes with old friends. 
I want to eat cold spaghetti out of a bowl while standing in front of my grandma's refrigerator. 
I want to wear my fancy perfume, the one I've been saving for a special occasion. 
I want to stand up straighter. 
I want to laugh 300 times each day. 
I want to create more and consume less. 
I want the days and hours and minutes of my life to count for something. 
I want to do a cartwheel. 
I want to stop judging everybody so damn much. 
I want to stop judging myself most of all. 
I want to send more letters and postcards. 
I want to find an authentic Hermes scarf at a thrift store for ninety nine cents. 
I want to have more picnics
I want to see each person, really see him or her, and quit lumping them all together as some collective 'other.'
I want to learn once and for all that the value of an experience has very little to do with its monetary measure.
I want to accept the past for what it was, realize it's over and let it go.
I want to remind myself that nothing is impossible if you refuse to give up.
I want to make the world's best deviled eggs.
I want to give more than I take.
I want to leave things better than I found them.
I want us to agree that I can want what I want, and you can want what you want and neither cancels out the other.
I want to throw away the rule book and declare us all winners.
I want to remember every day that all of this is worth it.

Now your turn. What do you want? #WhatIWant