Monday, February 02, 2009

What I Want

I want to always surround myself with bright colors and beautiful things. I want to live life out loud, flamboyantly, and without explaining myself to anyone. I want every time I see the ocean to feel like the first time, so vast and immense, unending. I want to only see the good in people and not be hurt because of it. I want to stand alone in a field of wild flowers and be one with nature. I want to stand above the city overlooking the cityscape and take in all the life going on below me.

I want to feel the warm sunshine on my skin every single day. I want to always follow my bliss. If I have to cry, I want it to be from laughing too hard not from sadness. I want to play with the wild abandon of a child. I want to make a difference. When I have to make a big decision, I want to make it without hesitation or second guessing. I want to know what it feels like to be truly free. I want to act without thinking, leap without ever looking.

I want to always appreciate my friends. I want life to have background music. I want to fall completely and totally in love just like in the movies. I want to believe that the good guy always wins and that good will always trump evil. I want to live without being confined by time restraints, I always want to have the time for people and events I enjoy. I want to remember the exact emotions and feelings behind each photograph I have or take.

I want to find something I am passionate about and make it my career. I want to love going to work everyday. I want to help someone without thinking twice about it. I want to seize the day, every day. I want to never go to bed angry, at anyone. I want to find complete joy in the simple things in life, like blowing bubbles. I want to always feel the wind in my hair when driving. I want to dance every chance I get, with or without music.

I want to always see the positive even when the situation itself isn't. I want to explore new ideas without being judged. I want to be perfectly content. I want to be grateful for every single blessing I have. I want to always know the right words to say, at the right time someone needs to hear them. I want to be the very best friend I can be. I want to be true to myself. I always want to stand up for those who aren't able to stand up for themselves. I want to never fit in, instead I want to always be different from anyone else, standing out amongst the crowd.

I want to be completely at peace with myself. I want to believe in something greater than all of us.

(Inspired by this.)

15 comments:

LBluca77 said...

Aaaww that was so beautiful.I want to be perfectly content and only cry from laughter too.

Little Fish said...

This is lovely! I hope you get all of these wonderful things that you want.

Andy said...

Awwww! I loved this one.

Though if I made of of these, it'd be like a little girl asking her mom for candies and chocolates, etc.

Swishy said...

This is such a beautiful post! So smart and so wise.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I love this! I hope you get everything you want!

Stacy said...

Smiles all around!

Fritz said...

GREAT Post!!!

Coconut said...

Good idea to remind ourselves of what we want. I wonder how much that list changes over the years?

Bayjb said...

That was so beautiful and so true. What a great reminder for today

Auburn Kat said...

Gosh, you are demanding! HAHA=) Just kidding! I loved this list!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

can you please publish this somewhere other that your blog? i feel like it needs to be in a book or something!

so wonderful.

i want you to get all of those things too mandy.

MeLaNiE said...

I love your posts! THey are such great ideas :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Love the positive thinking ... I could use a bit of that right now myself!

Maris said...

I agree with positive thinking! I feel the same way - it makes everything better.

Blue Eyes said...

I love this post :) It's so beautiful. It inspired me to write my own, feel free to check it out:

http://treasurethememories.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-want-to.html

Thanks and I'm looking forward to reading more of your entries,
Blue Eyes xxx