This week's prompt is Wants and Needs.
When I started to think about my needs, I found that they are those deep things within me as well as the things my body requires to survive. They are basic - love, faith, food, exercise, oxygen, self-control, grace, hope, mercy, solitude. Putting things in the balance, these I need. I would not survive without them.
So what about wants? When I examined these things they seemed petty next to my needs - a bigger studio, to be more successful (whatever that means!), to earn some money, more art materials, chocolate. Will I survive if I don't have these things? Of course!
So the question becomes, "Why do I want them?"
Knowing the difference between my wants and needs helps me to be content. By the grace of God I have everything I need. And often I get the things I want as well.
What do you want and need? Can you tell the difference?