I absolutely love this quote -
"The longer you have to wait for something, the more you will appreciate it when it finally arrives. The harder you have to fight for something, the more priceless it will become once you achieve it. And the more pain you have to endure on your journey, the sweeter the arrival at your destination. All good things are worth waiting for and worth fighting for."
So, I want to ask you. Is there something right now that you're really struggling with?
Because, I know that there are things in my life that I feel are taking forever to come to fruition. There are things in my life that I feel like I've been struggling with forever, and there are things in my life that I just want now. But, it's not happening. And, for either the reason that this thing or these things are not meant for me, or maybe that I need to do something a little bit differently to get them, I know that once I have them, I know that once I'm living that life that I'm still working towards, it will be so sweet.
I seriously can't wait.
But, I think one thing we have to remember when reading quotes like this, is that the journey doesn't have to be in suffering.
Desire is a natural state of being. We come into the world desiring milk, love, warmth and cuddles, and it's something that we should always appreciate within ourselves. We should always be willing to tap into the desire we feel for life, but at the same time, we should also be focusing on the good that we already have, and the benefits of the journey that we're experiencing.
I often ask myself when I'm thinking about how life would be better when I have what it is that I want. And the truth is, it will be a little sweeter, it will be a little more exciting. I will value it in very big ways... BUT, it's important that I'm happy without it as well, and I think that that's the gift, is finding a way to be happy with life without the things you desire, but still having the drive and the determination to work towards them.
Because I know for me, if I let the things that I don't have yet determine my happiness, I would be consistently frustrated and I would be consistently longing for a different life. And, I don't want to live that way. Do you?
I think that if you can do one thing today, just one thing, it would be to write a list of your desires, and then also put that right next to a list of what you're grateful for. Because, it's okay to want for things as long as you're sure that you're appreciating what you already have.
I would absolutely love it if you would let me know in the comments below, what is it that you're desiring for your life right now? What do you truly want?