“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” Author Unknown
“A happy life is spent in yearning, earning, and learning.” Lillian Gish
“Fear of the future and longing for the past are major factors which impede appropriate action.” Brenda Shoshanna
I am yearning for our move to be complete and for us to get settled in our new home so I can enjoy my LONG winter’s nap! I yearn for my life to ease up as I feel like the world is riding on my shoulders. I yearn for a break!
Then my husband yearns for his health to return. He has learned a very hard lesson about living life in a healthy manner. Due to his unhealthy life style he now pays for his mistakes via low blood pressure. He yells in the middle of the night after he passes out as he voices his frustration and scare with his predicament. He does a great job of startling me too. I also yearn for his health to return. I hope it is possible.
My husband has hurt himself in numerous ways, both physically and emotionally so he yearns to have a normal and happy life again. BUT he must change his ways. Change is hard to come by.
What is fascinating to me is that today when my husband visited his doctor for his last check up from the hiatal hernia surgery, the doctor said that usually more women than men experience hiatal hernias… it is part of growing old… so yearn for healthy ways so you don’t grow ill like my husband.
When you are frustrated do you sometimes yell to express disappointment or anger or depression? Sometimes after one of my husband’s events, he yells and yells like a little kid, as he wants his former life back. His expression indicates his lack of patience in his attempt to grow and change. Sadly, progressing to a healthy life style takes time as we need to define what needs to change, create a plan, and then actively work at morphing. Sometimes it seems impossible to bring about the necessary transformation.
What our heart desires is sometimes difficult to come by. Yearning by itself will not solve the problem. Of course screaming doesn’t solve the problem either… but sometimes it sure feels good!