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One of the things I love most about what we do at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out is how we provide thought-provoking prompts for each of our emotions.

Here are this month's prompts on the subject of YEARNING. What do these make you want to scrap?

Love and Desire:

One of the experiences most often featured in poetry, music and literature is unrequited love. Yearning is probably the most accurate word to describe the pain of separation and loss felt by someone in love with someone who doesn’t return their feelings. Sometimes, those who do love each other are separated by distance or the wishes or demands of others. Or love can be lost by death or divorce. What experiences have you had with love gained, lost or desired? What words other than yearning describe the emotions you’ve felt under these difficult circumstances?

Be Careful What You Wish For:
There are so many things we desire throughout our lives. What have you wanted most and ached for. Of those things, which desires have you realized, and which have been outside your reach? Have you been in a situation where you’ve desired a certain outcome and then been surprised or disappointed by getting what you thought you wanted? What do you want most now, and do you ever think about what it might mean if it turns out that it’s not what you expect?

Fame, Fortune, Love:
There are so many things to yearn for throughout life…some of us want to be famous writers or actors, some of us want the wealth that we think will bring us happiness or freedom, and some of us want to feel safe and secure in the arms of a loved one. If you HAD to choose only one thing, what would you choose? What do you have now, and what do you still want? DO you ever feel envious of others who possess what you yearn for?

The Big Picture:
What yearnings and desires do you have that extend outside yourself to what you want for your family, friends and the larger world around you? It is sometimes hard to separate our own wants from those of others, especially when we want the best for them. How do you maintain your boundaries? Have others in your life ever imposed their desires on you? Did you give in, or argue, and how did that impact your relationship? What do you wish the larger world would know, appreciate and understand to make life easier and more peaceful?

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