What do you really want ?

Think about what you really want.

What do I really want?  That is a good question … what do I really want?  The first thing that comes to mind is: I REALLY WANT MY HAIR TO GROW BACK FASTER! But seriously, I’m not talking about what I want for Christmas or even what I want for dinner, but what do I really want my life to be like today and everyday?  What I’ve written below is a copy of a page straight from my journal.  I try to hand write 3 pages of  my thoughts in my journal every day.  I show up for myself on the page and  I write about how I feel – it keeps me grounded.   There are no rules about what I write, I just let it flow out of my heart onto the paper.  They are rantings really, but it’s not for anybody else, just me – well, and now you.  When I was done pouring out my thoughts on this particular day I realized something that gave me great sense of peace. You see, everything I wanted … I already have. Even better, everything I had declared out loud began to show up in my life even more abundantly.  What I know for sure is … what you focus on is what you will find.  So instead of complaining about what you don’t want, start thinking about what it is that you do want.  I wanted to encourage you to make your own list.  Think about it, what do you really want?  It’s a question that can only be answered by you.  I would love for you to leave  me a comment and share 1 thing you really want.

I want to live cancer free. (woo hoo,  I am!)

I want to inspire others to  know God,  intimately.

I want my life to have  meaning & purpose – I want to feel like I matter.

I want to invest in people, not things.

I want my life to be less about me and more about others.

I want to live in the presence of the glory of God.  Even in the mundane tasks of everyday life, I want to feel the warmth of His presence within me.

I want my spirit to thrive even though I am physically suffering. Regardless of how I feel, I want to remain warm, gentle, and kind.

I want to be comfortable with being weak and emotionally fragile so others can see that my strength truly comes from God.

I want to regain a sense of self appreciation for my gifts and talents, knowing that God is using every part of me for a greater purpose – His not mine.

I want to create and thrive as an artist, knowing that God delights in seeing me happy.

I want to see God in everything and exist in a place of child-like wonder.

I want to be filled with joy overflowing.

I want to  feel beautiful from the inside out, there is more to me than how I look – hair or no hair!

I want to see God at work in everything – good and bad, to not be easily shaken.   I want to know,  without a shadow of a doubt,  that all is well.

I want to live with such grace and truth that my life draws men to God.

I want my children to walk with God all the days of their life.

I want to bring my husband joy, not sorrow, all the days of his life.

I want my life to glorify God.

12 comments… add one
  • Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious December 1, 2014, 4:17 pm

    “I want to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that all is well.”
    Wow. That says it.

    • Chef Louise Mellor December 3, 2014, 7:54 am

      it’s a mantra… “all is well”. I have to say it out loud all the time.

  • Betsy December 1, 2014, 4:57 pm

    I want to learn to forgive and let go of those things that hurt me—I already have! Love this post

    • Chef Louise Mellor December 3, 2014, 7:53 am

      Betsy … xoxo

  • Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought December 1, 2014, 8:21 pm

    That is a truly inspiring list. Thanks for sharing.

    • Chef Louise Mellor December 3, 2014, 7:51 am

      Thank you Cathy, I keep going back to it to remind myself, “ohy yeah this is what you want Louise”…

  • Lana December 1, 2014, 11:01 pm

    Loluise, another beautifully written post. I strugggle with this all the timae and I admire you immensely for being so strong even in your weakest moments. XOXO

    • Chef Louise Mellor December 3, 2014, 7:51 am

      Thank you Lana, weakness in of itself is a gift.

  • kate December 2, 2014, 6:08 am

    i want to be able to live in the present and enjoy every moment of it

    • Chef Louise Mellor December 3, 2014, 7:49 am

      Kate, this is a daily practice for me too. “practice” being the key word – lol

  • Judy at Two Broads Travel December 2, 2014, 10:27 am

    What a great post. The power of writing things down really does make them happen. I do a similar list twice a year, once on New Year’s Day and once on my birthday in May. When I read back on my entries it’s amazing how many things actually came to fruition. I always add at the end of my lists, ‘This or something better’ because I don’t want to be limited to only my world. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Chef Louise Mellor December 3, 2014, 7:48 am

      Judy, I love that … “This or something better?” – I’m going to use it!

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