Got Whatcha Need

Got Whatcha Need


On our way to a party recently, my husband bravely offered to stay in the car, with all three kiddos and the puppy, so I that I could run into the grocery story to get some snacks and drinks. We made a verbal list of what he thought I needed to get, while each child added their own personal desires. My list got way too long way too fast. I knew what we needed but listened and said, “Okay, I will be right back.”

In his listing my husband did not mention soda, but I knew it was something he and the kids would want. The first thing I grabbed was the soda and then headed for the chips. As I walked away from the beverage isle, my cell phone rang. It was hubby. He wanted me to get some Diet Coke. 🙂

I sent him this picture of soda already in the cart. He replied with, “You always know what I need.”

We all have relationships that fulfill our needs. Friendship, companionship, love, understanding, laughter, Diet Coke: these are all things provided to us by the ones we know and love.

The greatest challenge most of us face is finding the time to provide or even receive what we need from others. Life is just too demanding!

In the next few days I challenge you to seek out ways to be the son/daughter, mother/father, sister/brother, friend, or coworker that those around you need. Make efforts to let others know you appreciate them. Tackle tasks that others usually face alone. Do little things to make is clear to someone that you value them.

More importantly I hope you will find the strength to ask for what you need from those around you. I am not encouraging whining or begging, but if there is something that has been weighing on you or that you have really, truly been missing, ask for it. Sometimes the insanity of life makes it hard for us to see what those we love need most. Telling others what you need is a way to open lines of communication and strengthen connections.

Ask yourself, “Do I have what I need?”

Ask those you love, “Got whatcha need?”

By: Melanie A. Peters



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