Day 1357: All You Need

Do you need to read a post today titled “All You Need”?  Is that all you need?  If not,  what helps you get all you need? Are you in touch with your needs?  Do you have fears about being too needy?  Do you need to learn how to reach out to others when you have needs?

Was that all you needed about needs?

All I need, right now, is to get on a plane with my boyfriend (and cook extraordinaire) Michael. We need to fly to Minnesota so I can get  the mechanical heart valve I need and  a brand new vertical “zipper” scar.

All we need are photos from needy me:









All I need are good friends who accept my needs and who give me lovely tokens for this trip I need to take.







All I needed to find for my trip was a new, comfortable robe for the hospital. Sometimes, we get what we need.



I found the robe I needed, last night, with a big beautiful heart.

All we need is a song about all I need by  The Hollies.

All you need, sometimes, is a good thank you.


All you need to do, now, is leave a comment.  That’s just what I need.

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62 thoughts on “Day 1357: All You Need

  1. I need to to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and look forward to reading about your successful procedure. Safe travels and we will be waiting.

  2. All I can give is a hug from afar. You’re being brave and that is all you need. Wish you the best for the surgery and many more for a quick recovery.

  3. Incidentally, I was looking out the window just a while back. With the Mumbai monsoon lifting my spirit, I was just thinking the same question ‘what do people need, what do I really need’. All I need for now is to go for a spin in this glorious weather.

  4. All I really need right now is to send you this token of my love and good wishes: (xxx ooo) Thinking of you, Ann.

  5. I needed to read this post today 💛
    What do you need from us Ann?
    Sending love, love, love
    Val xo

  6. All I need is to see you have successful operation and you get your strength back soon.

  7. I love that song. 🙂 Wishing you a safe trip and a speedy recovery. Gigantic hugs! 🙂

  8. Luis Del Castillo

    All I need is to reassure you that everything will be just fine and that my prayers are with you, safe trip and a very speedy recovery.
    Big hugs

  9. I can tell that all you need is being provided, Ann, right down to a very game and open attitude! You will be fine. Hugs, ❤️🌞 Sunny

  10. Wishing you safe passage, from start to finish!

  11. thinking of that Beatles song, ‘all you need is love’ 😀

  12. All I need is to stop in here every now and then and get dose of your blog Ann! ❤
    Diana xo

  13. Eleanor

    I need you to have a good trip, an excellent and fast recovery, and to know that there is a lot of love and healing thoughts to you. And of course, I/we need to read about it all in this blog.

  14. Sometimes you need a hug, and sometimes a kick in the pants. I hope you get what you need every step of the way and keep your lucky talismans and Michael, close. Remember the courage of Braveheart and march forward. Sometimes you just need to remember you are loved and not alone.🤗

  15. I guess all I need is circulation, a need to flow in that river called Life, unobstructed, and with each passing a new meaning, a better understanding…

  16. I need to hear you are all zipped up with a new mechanical valve doing what it needs to do.
    xxoo Love is good too.

  17. Be well and safe in your travels and your next step. Your heart is pretty amazing.

  18. When I was a kid I was taught that clothes, shoes, and food were needs while toys or dessert were wants. Wants were optional, unimportant. I don’t think it breaks out that cleanly. You need those tokens of good will as much as you need surgery. You need music as much as you need the air you breathe. The things that make life enjoyable are just as valuable as the things that sustain it.
    I think I’ve said this before but some things need to be repeated.

  19. Ann, you have all you need! Wonderful gifts, a supportive boyfriend, excellent doctors and hospital. Can’t ask for more! Well, chocolate. You can always ask for chocolate.

  20. I need to keep reading your posts. This one gave me a chuckle because of my reaction to one of the pictures (get pain free). I laughed out loud. I need a therapist (which I have). Anywho, I need you to know you are an inspiration because you enjoy and share your life and because you are resilient!

  21. all I need is for your surgery to go well and your recovery to be speedy and pain free. all you need is to know I will be thinking of you all this week. ❤

  22. I love your robe. A good robe is a great help. Sending virtual hugs () and good wishes for a smooth trip, successful surgery, easy recovery, and more good life with the new valve doing its job.

  23. I do believe I have all I need, and consider myself fortunate in that

  24. I need to tell you how much I enjoy your posts every day. I need to tell you I love your pictures. I need to say how I liked the odd everyday peek into your city. I need to say how much I love that song and haven’t heard it in a long time. I need to pray all goes well for you. 🙂

  25. Pingback: Day 1370: I’ve never seen you like this before | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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