When our daughter was little, there were times when she was so out of sorts, I felt helpless in helping her.
One day, I opened up to a friend and shared this with her. In return, she offered the suggestion of asking our girl the simple question – What do you need?
That question became my magical go-to.
I remember the numerous times I knelt down, put my hands on her bony shoulders, and asked her, What do you need?
Often, she didn’t know, but the fact that I cared to ask and listen, seem to be exactly what she needed.
I offer this to you today, because so often, many of us find ourselves in times of uncertainty and feeling out of sorts.
This is an opportunity to ask ourselves this very question– What do I need?
And in response, just listen.
Let your voice from within tell you what you need.
Maybe you’ll hear:
A good cry.
A long walk.
The cup of tea with a friend.
A turkey sandwich with lots of cranberry.
A romantic comedy.
A night out belly up to the bar with with a salted margarita.
A pillow to punch and get all my anger out.
What do you need?
Ask yourself – What do I need?
Write down the first things you just heard.
And let the Magic begin!