To name one thing that you can’t live without is rather difficult to do. Maybe it would be better to ask what six things you can’t live without? First of all lets eliminate our automatic washers, dishwashers, clothes dryers, and the other fantastic appliances we are blessed with.
Another subject which would be better done by itself is what foods we can’t live without. Some people will tell you the “incredible edible egg,” some couldn’t live without cheese, that amazing food that comes in all shapes, colors and smells, there are lots of pizza lovers out there, those who love mashed potatoes, and peanut butter lovers would stand-up and be counted. So, it’s o.k if you want to include food on your list of six.
We all will agree that we can’t live without water, food, shelter, love, and good health. But let’s get a bit more
specific. I would say hundreds, maybe even thousands, maybe more, would say they couldn’t get along without their cell phones. Makes you wonder what they did ten years ago when they didn’t exist?
I was reading a list of some of the things people couldn’t live without and included were gummy bears and the ultimate were chocolate covered ones. I will eat a gummy
bear, now and then, when we stop for lunch at Golden Corral, and I slip a spoonful on my ice cream. I’ve never heard of chocolate covered ones. Well, it looks like we’re back on the subject of food, again, and that’s o.k. because seldom does a person list his likes without mentioning food. Someone said any form of caffeine, Diet Coke was frequently listed and coffee shows up again and again. People can’t live without these.
If you want to really be creative, try listing your likes beginning with the same letter in the alphabet. I tried and here’s my list:
friends, food, fun, flowers, family and Fresca, one of my favorite sodas. I found a list beginning with the letter “B.” Keep in mind that this isn’t my list, although I might list books and bicycles as something I wouldn’t want to live without. Here it is: bass, booze, books, and bikes. Be creative with your list and yours may turn out something like this: kisses, sunlight, oceans, pasta, radios and hand sanitizers.
I’ve given some thought to my list and found that I can’t imagine living without my husband, family, friends, home, love, and, sorry, but I must include the internet. However, my list really isn’t complete without what’s most important to me and that’s my relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. We are all made in the image of God, so there is a great void in our lives without Him. Life wouldn’t be worth living if God wasn’t there to turn to, to trust, and to rely and lean on. The Bible says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 94:19. Funny, though, when you do become a follower of God, your desires change and probably your lists do, too. If joy is on your list, here’s how to get it: “When anxiety was great within me your (God’s) consolation brought me joy.” – Psalm 37:4.
In wrapping up this shirlandyou, I turned to the serious side of the subject because God is such a big part of my life. But I want you to have
fun with this subject. I hope to hear from you. Click on the title of this post, scroll down to the bottom and fill out the comment form. I’m waiting to hear from you, after all,YOU are included in this shirlandyou blog .