It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chapter 5, Page 15, Book 19

To succeed in life, you need three things:  a wishbone, a back bone and a funny bone.

Reba McEntire

May 15th - what we need

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

Earl Nightingale

We all want a lot of things in life, but what do we really need?    We all need the basics like air, water, food shelter, sleep. We also need such things as security, health and love.  

The lesson between wants and needs is a tricky lesson to learn.  It is said that the happiest people dont have everything, they just make the best of everything.  Money does not buy happiness.

I never want to be anything more than I am; what I don’t have , I don’t need.

Louis Armstrong

A need is something you have to have, something you cannot live without.  A want is something youd like to have. Just because you want something it doesnt mean you need it.  It’s important to appreciate what we have and not to worry about the fact that we don’t have everything we want. 

You cannot always have what you want.  Sometimes you get what you need.

Linda Berdoll


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Be awesome Not broke...

Mevely317 said...

For sure! Thankfully, I had parents who believed experiences out-weighed material things. Oh, I went through a foolish spell in my 30's … but now I'm content asking myself, "Do I NEED this?" before buying it.

betty said...

So true that sometimes a need can actually be a want. That's why the things you mentioned like sleep, food, basic clothing, shelter, etc., are true needs. A mansion might not exactly be a need but more like a want (a big want in that too, LOL). Money truly doesn't buy happiness. I think you can be happy having money but not if you thing it is going to make you happy just by you being able to buy all that you might want to buy.


Chatty Crone said...

You know what Pam - that is one of my problems - what I need - really need - and what I think I need (want). I have to be careful.