Welcome to another of 30 Days of Truth Prompt Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.

There are a great many things that I think I could not live without. Once again when I think about what I could not live without, then I think about the similarity that runs through them. What I can not live without is something no one can live without, despite what people may say publicly.

What I can not live without, what you can not live without, is one simple word…


Mom – I love my mom. 10 days without being able to talk to my mom regularly while she was attending her mom’s funeral in the tech phobic town Malone, made me miserable.

Friends – People I called friends disappearing when I asked for help, made me sad. I felt like I had been abandoned and even felt hated.

A Dog – The times I have not had a companion dog, made me a bit empty. While I did not have to have a dog, it was this

Yet each of these I can not live without because I miss the love. I want love. All this time, like in the song mentioned in the previous, it is all the love you give has all been meant for you. In my search for love, I looked outside of myself yet it is in fact the biggest treasure ever and yet it is hidden in plain sight right here… inside of myself. And it is this way with you as well, so while you may miss things or people you might be surprised at how often it is because you miss the love…

Living, Laughing, Learning,


MJ Schrader

PS Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.