I don't need fame, I don't need to change the world, I don't need to be popular, and I don't need influence.
I do need connection.
I can deal with aging, less physical prowess if I have people I love around me and if I have a rich inner life.
By inner life I mean positive thoughts.
These would come from God, from good books, from music, and from telling stories.
I should mention that I need to help others and let them help me. I was assuming you might see that in the word connection but I don't want to leave out that very important aspect of service. Service revolves around my family, my students, my friends and my community.
Oh, and before I forget, I need to just accept some things the way they are, period.
I have been writing with the Five Minute Friday group for more than three years and I really enjoy the talented writers who share themselves each week.