Linda G. Hill

Life in progress

Y is for Yielding – it’s a two-parter!


To yield – to give under the weight of something. How relieving it is to yield. We live in a world where we feel we must harden ourselves to most things. Never give up, never give in is our motto most of the time. We fight the system, we advocate for our kids, we push and push ourselves to do better, get more done, find more time, improve ourselves and our way of living… the list is endless.

But how good is it to yield to sleep at night? I find myself wishing often not to give up, but to have a chance to give in, just a little and not fight quite as hard, yet giving just a bit feels like defeat.

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
― Bruce Lee

Yielding is a way to survive. Thank you, Bruce Lee.


On a completely different note, I can’t leave this post without mentioning what I found in my thesaurus. One synonym in particular jumps out at me. “Quaggy.” Yes, “quaggy.” I’d never heard this word before five minutes ago. So I’ll look it up. From

[kwag-ee, kwog-ee]

adjective, quaggier, quaggiest.
1. of the nature of or resembling a quagmire; marshy; boggy.
2. soft or flabby: quaggy flesh.

I’ll never view Family Guy quite the same again. Giggidy.

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

7 thoughts on “Y is for Yielding – it’s a two-parter!

  1. Trying to imagine an instance in which I would use the word “quaggiest” because quaggy or quaggier just wouldn’t do…


  2. Quaggy, eh. I’ll have to try that on on wifey.

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Co-host
    Z is for Zombie


  3. Great post… Quaggy eh ? Sounds like my tummy after Christmas dinner


  4. I will never yield! I DO NOT GIVE!

    This reminds me of all those times in my childhood where I would respond to spankings with a defiant, “Meh. Doesn’t hurt…”


  5. Hmm, I found myself quite knaggy whilst pondering quaggy. 😀


  6. Cute word. I’ve never heard it before either. Great lesson to – we must be willing to yield and be bendable at times. Otherwise we may break under the pressure.


  7. “Quaggy” – sounds like something my husband would come up with when he’s making an attempt to be amusing.


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