Someone posed this question to me, and it caused me to stop in my tracks.
Longing – such a powerful word.
Not what do I want or what do I need.
But what do I long for?
Sometimes I long for deep connection with others.
Not surface conversations, though those are needed and appropriate much of the time.
But deep heart felt conversations.
Sometimes I am longing for peace and quiet
To be all alone in my house
And read a book, snuggled up by the fire.
Sometimes I long for my family to gather round the table and play a game
See the boys laughing with each other
And relish in these boys and men
And just love them.
Sometimes I am longing for a hug.
I am lucky enough I have people here I can ask for a hug from.
It is very telling to pause and ask yourself this question
What are you longing for?
Your answer may change everything.