A-Z Challenge: Wanted

This is part of my A-Z Challenge posts. My theme is emotions, feelings and states of being. This is where “W” took my writing.

When was the last time you felt wanted? Not needed, but someone showing you or making you feel like your very presence was desired for no reason other than just wanting to be with you. Like you were the most important person in the world to them and they couldn’t wait another moment to see you. What makes you feel wanted? When’s the last time you wanted to be with someone? Not do anything in particular, but just be with them to savor the feeling in the moment. Who makes you feel wanted?

When I can’t find a quote… I just make up my own!

This post is part of the A-Z challenge. For details on the challenge, click here.

Core post summing up what the challenge is about, why I signed up, and what my theme is.

Challenge Posts- you can find all of the posts here.

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20 Replies to “A-Z Challenge: Wanted”

  1. Now that is proper thinking material…wanting to be with someone…family and good friends…although there is a caveat…you can choose friends and some family (my experience only as reference frame) the want is more an obligation…so that’s a but different 🙃

    My kids also confuse this want and need definition…

    ‘I need some snacks’
    ‘No,’ says I, ‘you want some snacks.’
    ‘No, I need some snacks’

    It becomes a pointless argument I am destined to lose each time 😁

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    1. Awww what are things that people do that you realize is because they want to? Could be friends, coworkers, bloggers? No need to respond. Sometimes the way we feel wanted isn’t met even though the intention of others may be there, it’s not being met the “right” way…

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      1. I’m not sure I understood all of that Niki.
        It’s mainly that feeling of being part of the funiture, always there and expect and relied on to do the right thing regardless of the actions of others.

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  2. What I was trying to ask are what are ways that people show that you are wanted and not *just* needed? In what ways do they show that it matters that you are there?

    In a way it’s nice that you do feel that way because to me it shows that you are solid, you’re a rock. I can understand that can get tiring though. You are human and it’s only natural to want to feel wanted aside from being needed.

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  3. My wife and I are very close knit and do make each other feel wanted.
    Other relationships are like a dip in the pool. “Oh, I think I’ll test the waters.” Reciprocation then, is the thing that makes us feel wanted in these situations.

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  4. Sadly. My horses, animals make me feel wanted.
    People. No one. That world fell apart for me about 2-3 yrs. ago. Just now beginning to rebuild again. Starting over, seeking out new friends, new connections where I feel wanted, accepted, etc.

    Prior to this, I have left a legacy of people ‘needing’ me for what they wanted from me, then discarding me like I never existed. For a long time I allowed it, not knowing, then I allowed it, knowing and hoping I was wrong, then knowing, and leaving, only to return. Then finally, I walked away from them all! And you know what, no one followed. Then I went into my shell to heal the wounds of such devastation. Now, I begin to uncover the shell, slowly, and come out to rebuild my life again. Recognizing my part and my ‘why’, so as not to make the same mistakes again. Building from inside out.

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    1. Hi Diana, thank you for your honesty. Sounds like you’ve done a lot of self-reflecting, healing and growing in that time. I’m so glad that you have your horses to make you feel wanted. They are such beautiful creatures and they are used in many forms of emotional therapy. If you ever need anyone to help you with the road ahead, please feel free to contact me. I’m currently doing sessions for my Life Coaching certification and I’d like to offer you a coaching session should you want want. Please feel free to email me with the subject “Life Coach Session” (so that it stands out in the sea of emails). nikissimplelife@gmail.com

      Sounds like you are well on your way to rebuilding. I hope you enjoyed your weekend Diana.

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      1. Thank you Niki, I appreciate that offer. I have a life coach presently in my life, but thank you again. Best of luck to you in your new career! It’s an exciting job! I actually used to coach myself, awhile back. Took my MSW and turned it into Equine Coaching. Coaching horse people to overcome their fears, after a horse tragedy in their life. It was short lived, but loved it! Enjoy and congrats on your certification!

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