In the story The Little Mermaid, Ariel wants legs and gives away her beautiful voice, but was having legs what she really wanted? We believe we want certain people, places or things when what we really want is connection, acceptance and love.

When we think if only I had ____then I will feel loved. If only they would___then I would feel accepted. If only, if only, etc. True love, acceptance and connection cannot be found outside of ourselves. True everlasting fulfillment can only be found within.

Listen to your ‘if only’ story and like Ariel’s story, it will be telling. And so it is, Amen.