Thursday, May 2, 2013

Want More

I got up early today.  Made some pancakes for breakfast because my youngest son has ISTEP testing at school.  He came up with an acrostic last night that I can’t exactly remember, but I know the “P” in ISTEP stood for pancakes.  So, I had to make them, right?  Then I ironed his golf shirt for a match tonight and my dress for work today.  Got the kids to school, went to the doctor to get some blood drawn and still made it to work by 8:00.   As I was driving in I thought to myself, ‘Why is it that when you have money, you have little time; but when you have time, you have little money?’  At least it seems that way.

It reminded me of that new AT&T commercial that I just cannot stop laughing at where the spokesman asks a small group of kids, “Who thinks more is better than less?”  You can watch it here, but my favorite line, beautifully delivered by girl around 6ish is, “We want more, we want more.  Like…you really like it, you want more.”  Out of the mouths of babes.

We all want more and there’s nothing wrong with that.  The problem lies in what we want more of.  I’ve seen that show Hoarders on the A&E channel and no one wants that!  And as good as chocolate can be, too much of it can have an adverse effect.  What’s on your ‘Want More’ bucket list?  Here are some from my list…I want more:

1.       College graduates.  Knowledge is power, people!  Plus, it changes people, families, neighborhoods, communities, and the world.
2.       Laughter.  My friends bring me so much joy and laughter each day.  Everyone deserves friends like that.  (More "Friends" would be awesome for a few laughs, too, even in reruns.) But, the all-time best is the spontaneous laughter of children.  Uh-maze-ing!
3.       Sunny days, come on Indiana, you can do it!
4.       Jobs, so everyone can experience the satisfaction of a hard day’s work.
5.       Birthdays to celebrate…life is a gift, let’s open it.
6.       People to discover the multiplied power of generosity.  It’s math I simply cannot explain.
7.       Political incorrectness.  As I learned in Texas in the Aaron Tippin days, ‘You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything’.
8.       World Peace, but not in the Miss America speech kind of way.  Honestly people, there’s just way too much hate in the world.  I’m not asking you to start singing Kumbaya arm-in-arm with your neighbor…unless you really want to!  But, our children deserve more, don’t you think?
9.       Music!  Nothing can bring back memories, help create new ones, or bring people of vast backgrounds together quite like music. 
10.   Appreciation. My friend Jack used to say that he’d never met anyone that had been over-appreciated.  Me either!  I need to work hard to tell them…More.

What do you want more of?  Can the Community Foundation help?  Because we want more, too.

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1 comment:

  1. I like your "more" and ditto it!!! Barb Pack