The subject of needs

I NEED SLEEP.

It’s been a long week.

I’m tired so this post might be short, or it might meander until I drift off into delirium.

I haven’t decided yet.

I have decided it’s a basic human need to not set an alarm on Friday night.

I kid, of course, but it does bring joy.

While we’re on the subject of needs, people have a lot of them.

When we’re hungry, we need food.

When we’re lonely, we need love.

When we’re hurting, we need healing.

This is a little bit of foreshadowing, but I think one of the biggest needs the world has right now is a little more kindness.

People talk a lot about random acts of kindness, which are all well and good, but I don’t think we focus enough on intentional kindness.

Sometimes, it seems to me we’d rather look for the gripe in a situation than try to find the good.

We need to turn things around, and we need to turn them around in a hurry.

We’ve got them backward these days, which is sad.

I don’t want to end the day on a sad note, and I don’t have to because I just remembered I don’t have to set my alarm.


This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is, “need.”

4 Comments

  1. Casey: I did not answer last night because I was in bed (ha ha). A great post on kindness. May I suggest a new beatitude “Be ye kind to one another”. Trust you rested well.

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