I want to _____ well!

February 12, 2010 | My Jottings

I think everyone wishes they could do something better than they do. Or maybe there’s something we can’t do at all that we wish we could.

I’ve heard people say they wish they could play a musical instrument. I’ve known a few people who can’t carry a tune, yearn to be able to sing beautifully. I’ll bet there are athletes who’ve wished for faster legs, stronger swings, more accurate putts.

I could easily make a list of talents or personality traits I wish I had right now: I wish I enjoyed cooking and would be more creative in the kitchen, I wish I were more organized in regard to paperwork, I wish I had followed through on my childhood organ lessons and could sit down and play the piano or organ effortlessly like my mom did, I wish I were more emotionally resilient, I would like to be able to write really well, I would love to be able to paint like a master. And so goes the list.

For our bloggy February giveaway, it’s your turn to share.

If you could choose one thing you wish you could do better, or even do at all, what would it be?

Fill in the blank: “I want to ______ well!”

And you don’t have to use only one word to fill in the blank…you could say “fly without fear, clean my house, sleep, discipline my children, exercise regularly, study the Bible, bring peace, shop smarter, hold my tongue, not burn the breakfast”….whatever you’re wishing you could do better (or do at all), type it out. If you have more than one, go right ahead and share more.

This month’s randomly chosen winner will win a really neat gift, and will be announced on Tuesday morning, February 16th.

Here’s my answer to the question:

I want to love well!

I wish I were one of those people who found it easy and natural to be a very gentle and loving person. I am so far from that.

How about you? Fill in the blank…maybe win a prize.  🙂


  1. Tauni says:

    I want to pray well.

  2. Sue Raimo says:

    There are many things I would want to do well if they just magically came upon me. But the truth of the matter is that I don’t want to put in the effort needed to do any better than “good enough” at this point in time.

    I do, however, want to love well! And I am willing to put in the effort till the day I die to do so. I also know that I am assured Divine assistance in this goal.

  3. Deb says:

    Before I finished reading the post I knew I would fill in the blank with love or pray so I guess we are all of like minds in “comment land”. I think I am making progress in both areas but there is a long, long way to go! I’m thankful for Divine assistance too Sue!

  4. Jessica says:

    Only one thing???

    Well, love and pray are up there for me too but since that’s the choice of the day I’ll pick something different.

    I want to speak publicly well. I can’t articulate myself well to a close friend so I FOR SURE can’t speak well in front of a group. It’s frustrating.

  5. chris says:

    Well, I’m going to go the other way from Jessica. I wish I could listen well and exercise more patience. I have no problem speaking in public but find myself straining to speak when I should be listening. There is, of course, a much, much longer list, but this always seems to be on my mind!

  6. Pat says:

    There are literally thousands of things I could say, but right now I’m going to say “communicate” well. I work with someone who is so incredibly articulate and I have to admit I’m envious of such a talent. It seems the older I get, the less I can communicate or write well. It’s like my brain is atrophying (yikes, I hope that isn’t true).

  7. Dorothy Sooter says:

    I wish I could learn to relax and enjoy the moment. I have 9 beautiful grandchildren right here and need to not be so busy and spend more time with them. Grandpa Doc knew how to do that so well and whenever the grandchildren were around he spent time with them, asking them questions and really listening to them. I believe it is one of the ‘gifts from God’.

  8. Carolyn says:

    I wish I could dance really well.
    I also wish I kept my house clean REALLY WELL.

  9. Shawna says:

    I want to connect well. Connect to the Father, to others, my family, to complicated ideas, to the intentions of my Creator and to the passion of Christ. I find myself getting in the way constantly!

  10. Just Julie says:

    What a wonderful answer, Shawna. Thank you!

  11. Christy says:

    Thank you Carolyn…..I was feeling absolutely terrible about my response after reading everyone elses inspiring desires. My immediate answer was “dance well”. Not just dance well. I want to be on “So you think you can dance”…..and win. I also want the body that goes with all of that….however I might choose different costumes.

  12. Savannah says:

    I want to play sports well. Or play sports well at all. =)

    Mom… I love you so much.

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