Friday, August 24, 2012

Want Vs. Need

Top: Runway Fashion Exchange // Pants: TJ Maxx // Sandals: Target // Earrings: Premier Design // Bracelets and Ring: c/o Payton Woodcraft

It seems so often lately that I'm finding myself caught up in the small things.
I feel like all I'm saying is "I need, I need, I need."

I need a DLSR camera. So badly.
I need to learn photoshop.
I need to answer these emails.
I need to go here, or go there.
I need to get married.
I need to get this all done.

But really?
They're all just wants.
Yes, I want a new camera.
I want to answer my emails.
I really want to get married.
I want to get everything done.
But I don't need any of it.

What do I need?
A little bit of food, a little bit of sleep, a little bit of water,
a few pieces of clothing, a shelter over my head, a little bit of money
and lots and lots of love.

Those 7 things are enough.
I could be a happy person with all of that.

And where's the DSLR camera, the emails, the go-go-go in all of that?
Not there.
Because I don't need it.

It's so wonderful to sit back and think about
all the things that really make a difference in my life.
Daniel.
Faith.
Family.
Love.

This weekend, Daniel is whisking me away to McCall, Idaho
for a little birthday weekend celebration.
As you remember, my sister is getting married next week,
it's her birthday next Sunday, and it's also my birthday this upcoming Monday.
So this weekend I'll be getting some much-needed R&R.

Take a moment to think about your wants and needs.
Sometimes we may want to go, go, go,
when all we need is just a nice relaxing moment at home with the dogs.

Just Because Friday

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36 comments:

elise said...

oh I totally needed to hear this today, thank you my dear for the reminder! have so much fun this weekend...give idaho a little shout-out for me!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

Sometimes that distinction is so hard to make. It really does boil back down to the basics. Food, Shelter, Sleep, Love and you'll be good to go. However I do think when you work hard it's good to indulge in those wants :)

Erica said...

This post is very true! Your sandals are adorb's as well...I've got a very similar pair from Old Navy and they're great because I can wear them with almost anything :) Happy early Birthday!!

Katie said...

love this post!! what a great reminder! happy early birthday! have a great weekend!!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

What a good reflection of priorities. :-) I like this.

Enjoy your weekend getaway, Aunie!

Elisha said...

SO TRUE. Aunie, you are so wise, and smart, and beautiful!! (: Thanks for the wake-up call today!

xo.

Michelle @ Run Faster Mommy said...

SO MANY TIMES I've had to stop and think this exact thing to myself. Do I need this? Probably not. Great post!

P.S. You're rockin' that Princess Jasmine hairdo. :)

Dixie n Dottie said...
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Dixie n Dottie said...

Great post! It's so easy to confuse our wants and needs. Thanks so much for the link up! This is our first time! Happy weekend! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

hey I found your blog via livingthecreativelife.blogspot.de and I am your new reader now :)
I like the series "just because" and your are so true with the wants and needs -.-
Sandra

amyeli33 said...

I think about that too sometimes.

Freya Lily said...

Balancing the want and need in life is hard.

Tori Anne said...

This is so true, thanks for the reminder, we all need to hear that! Love your blog is is so adorable, and I love the title it suits you well!
toriandalex.blogspot.com

Chloe Jacqueline said...

That is soo soo soo true!! I get caught up in all of that as well, and what helps me is slowing down to thank God for all of the things He has already provided me with! Through all my hardships lately, prayers of thanksgiving give me the most peace! As for go-go-go I agree some R-R with the pups is the best! I love some nice home time!

Allyssa said...

Thanks for the reminder! It's so easy to think that you need something, when you really don't.

Shaina Longstreet said...

Your post gave me a lot to think about...I think I'll have to do a post about this myself soon. Thanks for your wise words my friend. <3

Unknown said...

Such a great reminder! Thanks for sharing this. I've been doing a lot of this, too.

{Grace} said...

Hey! It's been a while since I have been here!

Love this post... so true!

Grace

Priya said...

Ah totally agree with you here Aunie. I've been trying to live simply, so I don't accumulate that much stuff and also I've started to pay rent etc. so I shouldn't even be spending money on stuff I WANT and don't need. Such a simple reminder but so true, we really don't NEED that much.

On an opposite note...I love those sandals. I ordered them TWICE from Target but never got them. Guess it just wasn't meant to be.

perfectly priya

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

This is so true. We get so caught up in everything. Have a wonderful weekend away!

Caitlyn @ Little Petrie said...

Well if you wish to fullfill some of those wants, I can help you with photoshop =]

Kimberly said...

It's so easy to get caught up with the things we want and complain because we don't have them/don't have time to do them. Sometimes we need to take a step back and just be thankful for what we're fortunate to have. Life would be so much simpler and happier if I could always think that way.

Thanks for the reminder!

xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

Miranda @ All Things Lovely said...

Very profound! I actually read Yesterday in the book I was telling you about that said this and basically that once you know your purpose, you realize you might be overdoing yourself and it helps you prioritize yourself. You should try giving it another read, it's really good!

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

Great post and so true! Something we all need to keep in mind!
P.s.!!!! we have the same birthday!! yay!!

Shannon said...

Great post! I also find it hard to determine between "needs" and "wants". I need to get better at this. Thank you for the inspiration.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Elisha said...

Am I the first blogger to find out about your.. new thing? ;) AAAAHHH CONGRATS!!!!!

Joanna said...

Being in college and on a crazy tight budget really makes me realize how much I don't need...and you know, I am more joyful this year even not having those things. Thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

Whenever I wanted something as a child my mom use to ask me "Do you want it or do you really need? If you need it, why do you need it?" I still use this til today and honestly it has helped A LOT!

Sarah Lynn said...

New follower saying hiii

-Sarah

Chelsea Lennox said...

Happy birthday and I guess your "want" came true!!! :D

Katie said...

So true! Thanks for the reminder. I kind of tend to get caught up in the wants.

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