That Moment You Feel Too Needed

One-Word-NeedI’ve had one of those days. One of those days where, quite frankly, I feel completely spent with nothing left to give when the clock strikes bedtime.

There was just so much need.

My daughter needed me to take her potty when she woke up this morning.

I needed to take a shower.

My son needed me to help him gather his things for school.

I needed to gather my thoughts, my coffee and my purse.

My daughter needed to get to her grandma’s house.

I needed to get to work.

My team member needed me to look over some numbers.

I needed to prepare for a meeting.

My boss needed me to take notes and come up with solutions.

I needed to complete the usual tasks of the week.

My daughter needed to be picked up.

My daughter needed dinner; she needed a bath.

The dog needed to be fed.

The dishes needed to be done.

My son needed to be picked up.

The dog needed to be let out.

The living room needed to be picked up.

The laundry needed to be folded and put away.

The Pampered Chef party needed to be closed.

My kids needed water, and teeth brushed, and tucking into bed.

The dog needed to be let out (again).

My days are so full of needs that sometimes (well, maybe most of the time) my “needs” are overshadowed, engulfed by the sea of others’ “needs.”

I bet you can relate to this.

It’s in this moment, on the brink of tears; of feeling overwhelmed and just needing a moment for my introverted-self to scrape together a moment of peace, that I find it. A moment to just “be” instead of answering a “need.”

So, tonight, while so many of those “needs” continue to clamor for my attention, I’m instead choosing a different direction. One I haven’t chosen in quite a while.

The dishes will need to wait.

The living room will need to wait.

The lunches will need to wait.

The dog will need to wait.

The email will need to wait.

The extra projects will need to wait.

Doing anything else besides spending a moment with my thoughts and with my God will need to wait.

Some “needs” will just need to wait.

I need me.

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