What I Need

“Wanting is one thing,
but need is entirely different.
I needed you and you were mine.”

I find myself thinking about the what ifs. What would I be doing if my circumstances were different. If I could live wherever I wanted. But then I reign myself back in. Because reality is what it is, and I have what I need. Wanting is one thing, but need is entirely different. I needed to write, so I write. I needed you and you were mine. That is always something to be grateful for.

It was always you. Yes, you. No matter who you are, where you are, or how you look, or how we are connected. You are here, reading these words. My soul is connected with yours in this one, finite moment.

© Sarah Doughty

Thank you for being here with me.

9 thoughts on “What I Need”

  1. I love this, it’s so very true ❤ Want and need are two different things. I might want to earn a little bit more money or be able to afford a short weekend break away somewhere…but I have everything that I need – love and happiness – and that's all that really matters.


  2. Tethered for a moment, influenced for a lifetime. This is why we write, explore thought, and give voice to the unspoken. This is why we seek out words like treasure in order to create. To read the words of others so that we may feel less alone within our journey. To express, to listen, to be unified, to challenge thought, and ultimately break boundaries and accept no limits.


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