Posted by: eveyoga | June 18, 2010

Renunciation

If there is such a thing as a natural renunciate, I would be one. I don’t have to work hard at saying no to temptations, whether it’s dessert orbiting a new pair of shoes.

I’m not saying this is a good thing.

When I recently wrote about the ages of a person’s life, I mentioned there is an optimum time for everything. Ideally renunciation is timed for the winter season of life. It naturally coincides when many pleasures are off limits anyway.

Me, I just keep saying no, even when pleasure is in the offing.

Here’s an example. Daniel said let’s get a wood-burning heater installed for the winter. I said, no, let’s tough it out this winter and see if we really need one. Nevermind that it was really clear back in May we needed to heat our living area.

But I was willing to stick by my decision no matter how many layers of clothing I had to put on. However, I surrendered to hubby, and today, local jack-and-jill-of-all-trades, George and Anne installed our new fireplace.

I wish you were here – candlelight dinner in front of a fire – on a night when the temperature is predicted to go to 7 degrees. It’s all so inviting.

I might just have ice cream for dessert.

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Responses

  1. Hugs,Enjoy, was it not all about saying YES!!


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