Ask for What You Want

I’m finding things pretty tough at the moment. Sometimes life sucks and you just have to get through those days the best you can, knowing that there will be better days ahead. So when I saw this quote from Maya Angelou I just knew it was the perfect reminder for now and wanted to share it with you.

Ask for What you Want

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” ~ Maya Angelou

The thing is, we often ask for the tough shit just as often (if not more often) than we ask for the good stuff. And to be honest the tough stuff usually makes the easy and happy stuff all that much better. There is no real shift in our lives without a bit of chaos thrown in every now and again.

So, did I ask for this crap?

Well yes, in a round about way I did.

Am I going to get through this?


No matter what is going on in your life at the moment or how much you are struggling to deal with, know that brighter days are ahead and you can get through this. We can get through this. It’s OK to get stressed and not know how you will get through it, but just trust that one day you will and all of those struggles will have been worth it.

I asked for what I wanted and now I am just having to go through the rough part to get what I want.

H x

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  1. I’m struggling as well at the moment. It would be easy to curl up and let the sadness wash over me. I know it will get better and the brighter days will return.
    I need to take the lessons learnt and ask for the bright, positive times again.

  2. Sorry to sound negative but yes but!!!!!!!
    I m a great believer in be carefull of what you wish for because what we want and what we need in life can lead to too different things some thing we don’t really want later in life like a dress or pair of boots you think we’ve always wanted but when you get them they aren’t the lovely looking comfy things we wished or thought them to be, I know these are materialistic items,shame you cant get try before you buy!!

    I like to think the little things are more important a smile from your children a happy dog,a stranger you have just helped,I brought a picture the other day it say’s’ Always find a reason to smile’ it makes me smile every time I look at it, its such an lifting feeling and the warmth of a smile costs nothing to pass on just a little love in your heart and good intentions.

    by all means I hope we all get what would like to have in life love ,joy , warmth and comfort, shelter and if we are really lucky peace & quite and much more xxxxxx

    • I completely agree Jeanette! The post was more about being careful what you wish for because it doesn’t always go as you plan, rather than for material items. H x

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