Being wanted and needed

is every person’s desire.

To feel valued and valuable

feeds our personal fire.


Without attention, love, and care,

we know babies stop crying,

turn to the side of the crib,

and soon stop breathing the air.


We forget that adults need the same --

to feel welcomed and wanted,

to know someone is glad they came.


But if we leave it to others

to make us feel good,

we will be disappointed

and feel misunderstood.  


So it is that we must learn,

if we want to feel wanted and needed,

showing others they are valued

must be our concern.