A Longing Fulfilled Is a Tree of Life

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Sometimes we wait for longings to be fulfilled, and forget that we have the power to bring things about ourselves.  We don't have to wait for things to happen TO us, we can make things happen FOR ourselves.  

Turning 50 has made me realize I need to stop waiting and start DOING so that some longings will be fulfilled.   I underestimate the power of ACTION.  Without action, these longings will just be deferred hopes.  

Isn't this a lovely painting?   
Maureen makes amazing embossed metal pieces.   

painting by Maureen L. White, posted with permission

Dixie Redmond


Maureen said...

Happy Birthday Dixie! I am with you 100% when it comes to taking action! Thanks for your beautiful post and sharing the Tree of Life:)

Moochas said...

Happy birthday!!I love the embossed tree.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden