When I was young, my mother used to say my two favorite words were “I want”.  So I was a selfish child spoiled brat at times.  Who wasn’t.  Well, Mom, there are still a lot of “I wants”…here are a few…

I want to be the kind of person that always shows up with a gift – especially if there is a child in the house.

I want my friends to count on me for anything.  I would like to be known for taking care of my friends.

I want to be that person that tries more wasabi than I know is smart.

I want to write notes to people – handwritten – and talk to people on the phone – landlines, not cell phones.

I want my friends to know I love them and sometimes that means telling them the brutal truth.

I want to know that I can be stupid, ignorant and naïve with my friends, and they will love me just the same.

I want to increase my capacity to see the good in people.