My cousin posted on Facebook today a short note entitled “I Want.” It was significant because all we ever hear from anyone anywhere is the phrase, “I want.” Their lists are endless. They want a new car, more money, more holiday time, a bigger better home, etc. In her post she put it succinctly. What it said was she wanted children with no families to be adopted, sick people to become well, the people who are starving and have no shelter to have homes, food and utilities but above all for everyone to start caring about each other. The thoughts are good but people just don’t really care. Sometimes I think greed takes over and their desires which always seem necessary or needed become obsessions. The fashion world with individuals who only want to wear the latest and greatest makes people rush out and buy clothes that they may not be able to afford. I remember once, for my daughter’s birthday, we went to California. We chose what we thought was a nice restaurant for dinner. The waiter refused to wait on us as we were not wearing the current fashions. We all looked very nice but this desire to be seen only with the ‘in’ people was foolish. After all he was a waiter and we owned our own business, home, cars and did have nice clothing. Often when a celebrity has a concert people wait overnight to purchase tickets. The price of tickets today is the cost of rent in some areas, a month’s worth of food and warm clothes for the winter weather. The desire to be noticed and recognized is also a real part of ‘I want.’ The need to be popular and liked everywhere should not be a priority in anyone’s life. Our priorities should be good health, a decent home, plenty of food, enough clothes for the seasons, and a good income. Helping others should also be at the top of a person’s list. There are many people who are trying and failing. The jobs have decreased in many parts of the world. Although Ryanair is increasing their flights from Cork and adding thirty new jobs. It sounds small but thirty people have a chance at an income. It will be a positive. As the ski season approaches in many parts of the world there will be jobs for individuals seeking employment which again is a real plus. My cousin’s post was absolutely right in that the ‘I want’ should really be about wanting to help others, don’t you agree? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio.