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14 Feb, 2012

What do you need the most today?

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!|Ottawa

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I posted this to Twitter this morning but it was too good not to share here as well:

Take what you need poster

So I ask you, which one would you take? What do you think is missing? Myself, I need SLEEP, so I would have taken that one today!

9 Responses to "What do you need the most today?"

1 | jblatts

February 14th, 2012 at 9:48 am


I think patience. But if I took sleep, maybe more patience would come with it. ;)

2 | Chantal

February 14th, 2012 at 9:56 am


Sleep, definitely sleep.

3 | binki

February 14th, 2012 at 1:36 pm


I need a simple but thoughtful way to convey my love to the special people in my life.

4 | mommymarshall

February 14th, 2012 at 2:02 pm


easy…patience, followed by courage.

5 | archie

February 14th, 2012 at 4:45 pm


time…but I think it was already taken

6 | Iain Robson

February 14th, 2012 at 5:57 pm


I think one that could be on there is health. With our population changing health may become the most important factor.

Great find.

7 | Ginger

February 14th, 2012 at 10:47 pm


I need healing! Physical healing! We have all been so sick in this house for the last week. The boys seem to have rounded the corner but Nathan and I are still down. Oh…and I would love to have my sense of smell and taste back!

If we weren’t all sick…I think I might choose peace…for so many reasons.

8 | Rochelle

February 15th, 2012 at 2:01 am


I see ‘distraction’ was already taken.

9 | Lara

February 19th, 2012 at 9:38 am


patience. I need boatloads of it :)

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