Tuesday, January 11, 2011

All I Need

"Take a look all around - all we really need is within our reach." ~Mama Hen

I was listening to one of Little Chick's CD's as we were driving in the car today and one sentence in the lyrics really got me thinking - "All I need....." As my daughter kept singing I began thinking about the things that I really need. There is so much stuff that is simply fluff. I think we can get lost in a sea of wants and desires, but when it really comes down to it we most likely have all that we need. So what is it that we "need" to make us feel "complete" and "fulfilled"?

All I need:
All I need is good health for my family, friends and myself.
All I need is a safe home filled with love.
All I need is to know now and always that my child is safe, healthy, happy and knows she is loved more than anything!
All I need is to be able to provide for my daughter always so that she will have nutritious food, a warm home, an education filled with the excitement and a desire to learn, clothing, and the knowledge to go forth with confidence, strength and a compassionate heart.
All I need is the precious gift of nature, the amazing seasons and the passion to always appreciate these gifts and to be able to pass on this love to Little Chick.
All I need is to sing and dance with my daughter.
All I need is to see my daughter laughing and smiling every day.
All I need is to love and be loved.

33 comments:

  1. Oh Mama Hen, you are so right. Everything we need is within our reach. Your "needs" are so poetic and mostly focused on wanting the very best for Little Chick. I feel the same way about wanting my little boy to be happy, healthy, confident, and compassionate--something I know is within my reach if I remember to make time for my little boy each and every day...like you do for Little Chick :)

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  2. I wish this was a sentiment found more commonly in our society. We're doing a fast and eating a pretty strict vegan diet, and even though I'm still eating, it's different enough to make me feel hungry. Yet I think of how little African children still play with much less food than I'm now consuming. A lot for us to learn.

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  3. great perspective as a Mama...all I need, it is something we should bring to the forefront of the brain a little more don't you think?

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  4. you are SO right, yet again :) You've got a way with words, that's for sure! That made me tear up!! So beautifully said and what a great picture too!

    enjoy that snow and send some my way, just once...please!!!

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  5. Mama Hen, you couldn't be anymore right with your list. Sometimes we end up confusing the needs with the unnecessary wants and all we have to do is be reminded that All we need are the most simple, uncomplicated things in life to make it fulfilling.

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  6. Love that list! All so true.

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  7. All so true! It's amazing to me how much wants can become all consuming and I even find myself so fixated on them at times that I am unsatisfied with life because my perspective is skewed. It's so refreshing to take some time to realign my priorities and remember what really matters and let the other things fade away. Very peaceful!

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  8. I spend alot of time focusing on the 'needs' vs the wants or desires in life, my friend.

    Let me tell you ... you got it going on!!!! I love your list - and couldn't think of a single part of it that I would change if my very own list.

    Happy week, dear. (p.s. Birthday is May 21 - I'm a Gemini twin, baby!)

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  9. Such a good thing to keep in focus. We have an abundance of material things that never end up providing us with any true happiness or satisfaction. Your "All I Need" List is right on point. You are so inspiring Mama Hen!

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  10. Great perspective - I try to remind myself constantly! Sometimes I get in my own way.

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  11. So lovely. Have you ever thought about home schooling your daughter? We follow natural learning and it's a wonderful way of ensuring that our children's education is really 'filled with excitement and a desitre to learn'.

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    Lilac

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  13. come to think of it, we do not really need most of what we want, and what we really need are usually just within our reach...stopping by from mombloggersclub:)

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  14. Hiya, I'm your newest follower! Love your blog and I look forward to coming back soon to read some more x
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  15. Following you now from http://edgeofescape.blogspot.com/
    What a cutie your little chick is!

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  16. Beautiful, Mama Hen. I'm finding as my girls get older that it is harder and harder to provide them with "everything" and make sure they're always happy and safe. I hope I can provide them with tools and problem-solving skills to help them negotiate their world.

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  17. This is so great and beautiful! And so the truth! The pic is gorgeous!

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  18. Well said. The love of my family and my faith in Christ is all I will ever need!

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  19. Absolutely! Love your blog & now following from MBC. Please stop by - http://www.autismwonderland.com/

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  20. Thanks for the follow. Following you back. What a well written post you have here.

    Laura
    www.agoddessoffrugality.blogspot.com

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  21. This is beautiful! I am a new reader, and I love your blog. "...to sing and dance with my daughter." I LOVE that!

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  22. I've spent a lot of time recently thinking about what I really need instead of what I want. There are still times that the wants take over in my head, but more and more, I'm content with what I have (which includes the most important things -- my sons).

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  23. This is a great post!

    Thank you for such a nice comment! I have a big 'how to' post for Sunday or Monday that might be useful to your readers. I will get back to you! Thank you!

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  24. Hi, new here, from Mom Bloggers. I just followed your blog!
    http://babiestotschildren.com

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  25. Thanks for following Raising Future Leaders! I'm now your newest follower! :) Followed on your other one too.

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  26. Update - Liked you on Facebook!

    Lisa xoxo

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  27. Too cold for me, from a children author

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  28. Beautifully written! It is so true but I sometimes lose sight. Thank you for reminding me this beautiful (cold) Sunday morning!...and thanks for following LYLASPlus.com.

    Come see us at LYLASandCo.com as well.

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