Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 29 – Y is for YEARNING

April 29 – Y is for YEARNING 

There are so many times in our lives when each of us yearn for the unobtainable. To be something we’re not and never will be, or to have something that’s totally outside our grasp.

There’s nothing wrong with seeing ourselves as something larger than life. As small children, we may yearn to be anything from a favorite cartoon character, to a prince or princess, to a fire chief. As we move on through the teenage years our horizons widen. Now our hearts are set on becoming sports heroes, or entertainment superstars, or perhaps we want to solve the problems of the world, perform medical miracles, or do something worthy of earning a Nobel Prize. 

By the time we’re adults our yearnings are usually tempered with a dash of reality. We know we’re never going to climb Mount Everest, win an Oscar, or become a billionaire, but there’s nothing to stop us yearning for the small stuff. Maybe a miracle to fix a hopelessly out of date kitchen, or hoping our kids will do something to make us proud.

Yearning is just another word for dreaming, and what a dull life it would be without those golden moments when we reach out and try to touch the stars.

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  1. Without yearning, life would be quite dull. Right now, I'm yearning for a new hat, a new blouse, and new friends. Fortunately, all of these are within my reach--but the anticipation in advance of getting what we want only heightens the pleasure of getting.
    @RhondaGilmour from
    Late Blooming Rose

    1. Here's hoping your yearnings turn into reality.