“Because the holy things we need for healing and sustenance are almost always the same as the ordinary things in front of us.” Accidental Saints Nadia Bolz-Weber
This rings true to me. Yet, as I say that, I recognize that much of life is spent looking for the next new thing that will make life complete. Advertisement is of course built on that pitch. The new car, the new phone, this product or that, this medication or that. If only you had [fill in the blank] it could be you in this picture of the smiling family, the good looking significant other, the couple holding hands on a porch, each in separate tubs (really!) or walking on the beach in all white clothing (come on, who wears all white on the beach?)
Advertising and that voice inside my head aside, all I really need for healing and sustenance is always what is in front of me. Which brings to mind this, apologies to the Stones. You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you HAVE what you need.