We humans aren't mind-readers, though many of us think our spouses should be. ;-)
We need to make known what we need (not selfish desires, mind you) so others know and aren't left guessing. In this way we are made whole, and can turn and serve others.
And in making our needs known to God, we humble ourselves before the One who created us, acknowledging our dependence on God for life itself.
I'm a wife, mom, pastor, human...probably not in that order. I struggle each day to be faithful to God, to my family and to my call as a Christian and all of those previously-mentioned roles. I pray to be positive, kind and thoughtful, but tend to fall short on all counts. I am inspired by sunrises and enjoy taking pictures (mostly my kids, deer in the yard and sunrises). I waste time playing stupid computer games and wishing I'd been better at all of the aforementioned roles. ;-)