I Want… What Do You Want?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What do you want? Is it riches, health or possibly peace of mind? Want is a word we throw around like need. Are we ever sure of what we really want or need?

We all spend our lives wanting things and thinking we truly need them. We listen to that bad devil and then wonder “why did I want…?” This morning I thought about my wanting thoughts and came to this conclusion.

I want negative people to be fitted for a giggle corset. (My invention) That way all we see is a “get this off” wiggle dance accompanied by the sound of giggles.

I want everyone to ride in a wheel chair for a day. Yea, show me your off-the-curb wheelie, dare you.

I want all high heels to be equipped with “Bounce off the ground springs.” That way women who insist on clacking their heels annoyingly will not require training.

I want a gum people cannot pop.

I want it to be a high school graduation requirement that you work a semester in either a nursing home or an emergency room. Sort of a “welcome to your life has consequences” course.

I want an app that recognizes spam and sends a minimum of 30 “Shame on you” replies. 

I want an identity crisis. I don’t like my current choices.

I want all my loyal followers who have shared their lives, problems and deepest secrets with me to know, it is not a switch. You know who you are so know I cannot turn off the concern and compassion, I worry about you and you never leave my thoughts.

I want to to stop seeing red and green on my TV. Again, as with my southern neighbors we are under a tornado warning. I will not be checking my spelling, grammar or for missed words. Get over it I have to go to the basement.



Roland D. Yeomans said, 

I pray the tornado decided to visit other homes than yours! I like your phrase "giggle corset."

I want to want what I have not what I don't. LOL.

May your luck and times grow ever better, Roland.

April 27, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

I hope you are very safe my friend, great post. I have decided I want a manual for children LOL

April 27, 2011 at 9:45 AM  
Pk Hrezo said, 

lol... those are great! I want a week long retreat in a Hawaiian bungalow! I want in now!!
Our wants seem so trivial sometimes when we consider how much others need.

April 27, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

This could be my favorite post of yours Jules. Oh, another scary day - I'm so sorry. Stay safe!!!

April 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

I want a popless gum too ... I hate to hear people popping their gum. Sounds horrible. And stay safe from those mean ol' tornadoes!

April 27, 2011 at 10:38 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Be safe sweetie. I think my biggest want is security. But this is a silly post so in that vain I will say a 'dimmer switch.' So that when life comes at me hard I can dim the response or ignore it without consequence. I want one for you too.

I have an announcement for my W post today. If you have time come by.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

April 27, 2011 at 11:24 AM  
Ann said, 

I saw the forecast on the news this morning. I hope your time in the basement comes to end sooner rather than later.

Love your new invention...the giggle corset. I know a number of people who I would like to see in one.

Stay safe and dry. Take care.

April 27, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
RosieC said, 

Ugh! I hope the tornado weather stops soon. In addition to being tiresome (like the weather that cried wolf), it's riddled me with migraines. hmph.

Btw, I'm one of those clanking women. I love me some solid high heels. I will endure all the blisters that accompany them with a smile on my face. I could handle some quieter heels, too, but I don't own any right now :/

Cheers to your other ideas. And a right-back-at-ya on the concern and passion.

April 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

I hope the tornado stays away but please stay safe.
I enjoyed your post very much as usual.

Thank you for the comments you left. so kind of you,


April 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
nutschell said, 

Definitely want that app that replies to spammers! thanks for dropping by and visiting my blog. Are you looking forward to the end of the blogfest? :P

April 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
iZombie said, 

i want more from you, your i want a list... you are very true and i want more...

i want a nice door knock, than a impersonal bell ring.

Jeremy [iZombie]

April 27, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Queen-Size funny bone said, 

I want calm in with all this disruptive weather everywhere in the world.

April 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Snakesmom said, 

I love your post! Now that I have read all those "wants" I want them now too, especially the one about the high school graduates working in a ER or nursing home, love it!

April 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
February Grace said, 

Oh, the 'heel clickers'. These are the people who nearly mow me down with their carts every time I go to Target because their time is sooooooo much more important than mine...I hear you there.

Ditto- the idea of everyone having to see the world for one day from a wheelchair. I would also humbly add that I'd like everyone to try doing it without their sight. Terror takes on a new dimension when you suddenly find yourself unable to see where you're going and what you're touching...in a public restroom.

What I want for you: Peace, happiness, and abundance in all good things beyond your wildest dreams.

What I want for me- or perhaps, what I need...for the first time in my life for what I want to actually matter. The past three months is the first time in my life I've ever even allowed myself to breathe the question to myself- and when I did I found the answers were right there. Now, the trick is making it all happen.

Wonderful post, Jules. You're a treasure.


April 27, 2011 at 4:03 PM  
Lisa Ricard Claro said, 

You're right. We do often use "want" and "need" as if they are interchangeable, and they aren't.
Your post reminded me of this verbal exchange in the movie "Bruce Almighty":

Bruce: There were so many. I just gave them all what they want.

God: Yeah. But since when does anyone have a clue about what they want?

April 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I can relate to the tornado warnings and watches! Stay safe.

April 27, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Gail said, 

Wonderful wants.

Stay safe.

I think we have a night off from storms and it starts all over again in two days.

April 27, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Thanks for the comment Jules, it sure do bring back memories,


April 27, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

I hope as you are reading this, that you are safe and sound. I can't imagine what it must be like to live under such environmental duress.
I want to be happy with all the thinsg I already have. Oh, and that gum that you suggested. I want that for everyone.
Take care. - G

April 27, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Tracy said, 

Oh my friend, what a wonderful post; especially your thoughts about your care and concern...who would question you?

I want all my friends to have job that are fulfilling and provide great happiness!

I want all my friends to have peace of mind and self acceptance!

love and hugs dear friend! thanks for caring...

April 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Oh how I wish we had a basement. We had quarter size hail last night and had to file a claim on hubby's truck for hail damage.

And now we're under yet ANOTHER tornado watch. Parts of town and in the county are shut down, roads closed because they're under water.

Stay safe.

April 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Dawn Embers said, 

Great post. There are so many things that I think I want, it's hard to tell which one is the one I really want to go for. So, I often do nothing when I should be doing something. Good topic for today.

April 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

This list makes me think. I'm thinking that I need to review my thoughts and goals along these lines. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you made out okay with the storms. I see sun today! Almost forgot what it looked like. :)

April 28, 2011 at 9:20 AM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

A giggle corset sounds like an excellent invention. :)

There have been weather warnings here, too. There's so much water flooding the area they closed the schools today--but there haven't been any tornadoes, thank goodness.

Stay safe!

April 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
TS Hendrik said, 

I've spent a day in a wheel chair before. My grandmother left one behind after she died. It was stored in my grandfather's basement. Every time we'd visit, we'd race it down in the basement.

April 28, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Corine said, 

I want to hear that you stay safe, and all your dreams come true... ;)

April 28, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Lucy Adams said, 

I want a chocolate fountain.


April 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Tammy said, 

I know the feeling about worrying about your blog friends--hope those tornadoes missed you (and everyone!) Glad you have a basement where you are, at least! And I want that spam app as soon as it's available!!!

April 28, 2011 at 7:42 PM  
Tiger85 said, 

As I read this I realized what I really wanted is for some people to stop getting their Drivers License from a Cracker Jack box. Also it should be mandatory for everyone to take drivers ed and defensive driving classes. Finally I want them to install turn signals on grocery carts. LOL. I have an award for you. It will be on my blog tomorrow. =)

P.S. I am working on the button thing!

Poetry, Quotes and Book Reviews.

April 28, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

What you want does not sound at all unreasonable. My mother was telling about all the television warnings they were getting in East Tennessee. She couldn't even watch American Idol in peace.

Hope you'll join us for The A to Z Challenge Reflections Post on Monday May 2nd.


April 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM  
Ella said, 

Great want list...no gum popping! I know that would please many~ I love the wheel chair and the ER job. Yes, this might protect, from performing Jackass moments~ I am tired of the tornado warnings...it was another crazy evening, here. Glad you are doing well; sad for those that are not~xXx

April 28, 2011 at 10:32 PM  
Wanton Redhead Writing said, 

I want so many things they wouldn't fit in here, but mostly I'd like the fat to magically melt from my body.

I do mean magically!

April 28, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Wanton Redhead Writing said, 

I want so many things they wouldn't fit in here, but mostly I'd like the fat to magically melt from my body.

I do mean magically!

April 28, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Karen Peterson said, 

I want everything you just said.

This is a really good post!

April 29, 2011 at 1:16 AM  
Muay Thai Los Angeles said, 

I want a lot of things. Although, nothing nearly as creative as your list. I want heels to actually be comfortable and not make the clicking noise when women wear them. I also want my brother to chew chips with his mouth closed. And, most importantly, I also want my own identity crisis. Right now, it just doesn't seem all that fun.

May 2, 2011 at 3:59 PM  
Suze said, 

'I want an identity crisis.' Clever.

May 6, 2011 at 10:29 AM  
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