Wednesday, March 23, 2011

To need.

I am human. Imperfect. Ungraceful.

I bump the table leg when I sit down at the group.
My words mumble when all I want to be is concise.
I forget confidence.
And last week - I was needy.
More needy than I usually am.
(And I realize that I'm already a needy person.)

I needed to hear "We'll miss you".
I needed to know I had mattered.
I needed to know that my missing {all of this} would mean something.

Who wants to be imperfect?
Who wants to know they're lacking something they probably shouldn't be?
Can I just tell you how I struggled with knowing that I was being needy?

But after everything that happened in my {small} world at work last week...
I realized that it is OK to be needy.
And that I'm not the only one that {needs}.

Needs encouragement.
Needs to be told they're doing a good job.
Needs to know that someone else has their back.
Needs to be spoken to kindly.
Needs to know they're loved.

“Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.”
Victor Hugo







What do you need in your life?
What do the people around you need?

Know that you are needed.
Know that you are loved.
Know that you are important.
Know that you are a blessing.



And while I'm two days late, these past two days have allowed me to realize even more that the blessings always continue to outweigh the needs....

835. A sister in law who doubles as a horse whisperer.
836. A mother in law who'll shake the bucket and plan an escape route.
837. A nephew who was so good and well behaved. All day long.
838. Listening to him tell me about 'judging' peewee showmanship.
839. An unexpected compliment.
840. A husband who holds my hand on the drive home.
841. 24 hour Coggins tests.
842. More boxes packed.
843. The email with an offer.
844. Getting to tell my husband how proud I am of him.
845. A sister who knows when something is wrong before I do.
846. Crane watching parties.
847. Walking through corn fields.
848. Laughter.
849. Coworkers that care.
850. Sour Jelly Bellies.
851. A morning phone call to Clint.
852. Dinner at Jersey's.
853. People who are willing to bend.
854. Great news for Grace - the new 2011-2012 Oregon FFA State Secretary!
855. Taking flight away from a rough week into smoother waters.


"One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people.”
Publilius Syrus

4 comments:

  1. We need you and know you'll be missed by us.

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  2. Thanks Kristi! We will miss you guys too....but I think Skyping is going to be a good thing!

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  3. You are so loved, so appreciated, and so needed. Don't ever forget that!

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  4. After a discouraging week and feeling un-needed and misplaced in this world, reading this reminded me to see life in a different light. To not give in to negative things and discouraging people. I was reminded of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Reminded that many others have felt this way too. I was reminded to not let life experiences make us calloused. It reminded me to be open with others (because you never know when your openness might inspire someone else, like you did here), and that we don't have to be strong all of the time. Just knowing that one person has your back dismisses the fact that a hundred other people don't. We are human. We are not perfect, even though we try to be. We all have to feel needed, for something. And sometimes we need to stop, look around us, and see how blessed we truly are. We are all strong, and we will overcome the hard days! Thank you for the reminders!

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