You Can't Always Get What YouWant!!

You all know that song right? Boy did they say a mouthful when they wrote it. It is so true though, you CAN"T always get what you want, but sometimes we get what we need. When the winter comes and it is so cold, cloudy and snow everywhere, we want it to be warm again and sunny. Yep, wait a few months and we get what we need. But then when it's so hot and the sun is beating down and we are sweating profusely we think of that first cold front blowing through and cooling us off. Right again just wait. But that is just human nature, we are never fully satisfied, we always want something else or something more, something better.

Why do you think that is? I think there is to much want of things that really do not make us really happy. Material things are just that, how can some thing that can't hug you, talk to you, or love you make you happy for an extended period of time. It can't! Oh it's ok initially, show off that shiny diamond ring on your finger, or that big boat looks really nice in your driveway, and wow that raise was just what you needed. But the newness wears off and what do you have? You have a ring that needs cleaning from time to time and a boat that will eventually need repairs, and before long you will be looking for more money. There's that human nature again.

But if we keep looking back or ahead we are missing the beauty and satisfaction of what is happening right now in front of us, inside of us. I think we should all be content and satisfied right where we are right now. Savor each and every moment that we can because that's where the real satisfaction comes in, enjoying who we are and what we have right now. It's true we can't always get what we want but happiness comes from the inside of us when we are happy with who we are what can we really want? It's the sweet moments that truly make us happy and we should appreciate the essence of the moment, the gift of life, the smiles from our loved ones, the breathes that we take, a touch, a hug, a quiet conversation, a rib tickling laugh, there is where the real meaning of what will satisfy us lays. Helen Keller once said, " The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt in the heart!" So we can't always get what we want, true, but the real truth here is most times, if we look close enough, hard enough, deep enough, what we can get is even better!!!

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your cybersister 5 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

Wonderful hub. I feel the same way. Material things are just that - things. I can't say that I never enjoy buying something I only "want" not "need" occasionally, but stuff isn't what I focus on. The older I get, the less I think about what I want to have and the more I think about feeling, noticing, and experiencing life. I wonder if arriving at this point is part of the human maturing process, as I believe (from your "name") that we are about the same age. True happiness comes from within and the sooner a person realizes this the more fulfilling their life will be.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Great hub, I so agree with you and cybersister, material things really aren't that important. It's so easy to become complacent with life, sometimes we need to remind ourselves to 'stop and smell the roses' many thanks and take care


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singlmomat52 5 years ago Author

Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to read my Hub. Sometimes I wonder if all of us come to that in time, but I have seen many that just don't get it and miss so much. Beautiful comment and oh so true. thank you again.


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singlmomat52 5 years ago Author

So many do not stop and smell the rose or any other flower for that matter. They are truly missing out on the true joys in life. Thank you for stopping in.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Thank you dear. I'll try to seize this day. God bless.


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singlmomat52 5 years ago Author

We all should seize the day Micky!! thank you!! God Bless!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Singlemom , I believe we are so "programmed " in America to be always needing something , anxiety , the basis of yearning it seems. Go buy a bigger , better , faster , fly higher kind of lifestyle. If you're down today , there has to be something wrong with your marriage , you're children , you're job , you're health. Its pretty sad isn't it ? Leave it up to you to know what we really need. Just to be in the moment and enjoy life with a full heart! Bless you for a beautiful, awesome messege. Its nice to see you. I have missed you!


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singlmomat52 5 years ago Author

Hey ahorseback nice to see you. Thank you for stopping in and reading my Hub, I am sorry I have missed yours and many other hubs. Been busy enjoying my life, finally!! So please don't fault me for my abcense, Lol!! And as to your comment I know everyone deep down inside knows exactly what I am saying, they just need to slow down and rest their hearts for a little while from their, yes your right, busy, busy lives. It took me a long time to learn it myself and now that I have learned I have never been happier in my life. I have missed yours and many other hubbers to because I love this site, it has given me a freedom I have never known and I have read so many wonderful Hubs. A fellow Hubber introduced me to this site 22 months ago and I am so deeply grateful. THANK YOU, you know who you are!! : ) It is always nice to see your comments here, ahorseback, as well as all the others who read my hubs, Thank You!! Take care and God bless!!


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

We must realize that what really matter and all we really need is Jesus! Everything else will fall in place. GREAT HUB!!!! Voted-UP! I have missed you!


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singlmomat52 5 years ago Author

Yes mam you are so right!! Thanks for reading and I have missed you too!! Thank you for your nice comment!!


Justsilvie 5 years ago

Lovely Hub! Glad you have been enjoying your life I am also following your lead.


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singlmomat52 5 years ago Author

Thank you and I am glad you are following the lead, sometimes it's a tough thing to do but mindset is important!! Thanks for stopping in to read and for your comment!!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Beautiful, encouraging hub.

Sorry I´ve not been around much lately.

Hope you are ok

love, Dim xx


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singlmomat52 5 years ago Author

I am very good Dim!! I hope you are as well!! I don't understand this new system on here, how do you get your Hubs out there for notifications?? Thank you for your comment, it's always good to see an old friend on here. Take care and God bless!! xxxxxxx


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

I am also a bit lost with so many changes in the system. I´m just muddling through. Not very satisfactory is it?. I liked it when I got an e mail every time a new hub was written by someone I follow.

C´´est la vie.....


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singlmomat52 5 years ago Author

I don't understand why they have to change things, but then I like things as they are and it was a comfort zone that I got used to. But I know that change is good at times and we have to adjust. So nice to hear from you Dim, I often wonder how you are. Blessings. xxxxxxx

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