Tearing the pages feels wrong. Marking others words with ink to communicate new things, a little risky yes? But what beauty can be found in the excavating. Not only the job of the editor. After receiving an excess of old books for my little library, I’ve decided to reclaim messages of hope and restoration in the words of others. Send me a page number and I’ll send you a poem from that page in the mail. Send me an email at 52beautifulthings at gmail dot com or DM on Instagram.
Together, we can help the post office and find some beauty in old stories and traditions.
Summer has officially started and it’s as if my body forgot how to sweat the month of June and is catching up in preparation for July.
Gross, I know.
As we’ve reached the half way mark of 2019 and I’ve been looking at my goals I wrote down in January, I’m reminding myself I want to live with more joy. As humans we carry many things in our backpacks. How can we move our burdens around in our pack to fit just a few more marbles of joy?
There’s usually something whispering to us, even when our hearts hurt.
I want to hear what is bringing you joy this month! Will you play along?
There are three ways to play for a chance to win some of my favorite things:
Type up your list of joyful things and send it to me at 52beautifulthings at gmail dot com
Post a picture of something bringing you joy on Instagram with the hashtag #joyfuljuly and tag @52beautifulthings so I’m sure to see it
Send me a DM on Instagram with your list
Tag a friend who could participate. If they follow along, you’ll both get an extra entry
All lists will be compiled and shared here at the end of the month. Photos shared on Instagram will be shared in my stories.
Each contributor will be entered to win a few of my favorite things.
Can we plant the seeds and spark more smiles together this month?
**Please keep content appropriate – I reserve the right to refuse to post if I feel content is offensive or could cause harm to others. By submitting your materials, you give me permission to share your responses on this blog and on social media. I appreciate when you share your contributions with your networks, but this is not required.
You need not live in Colorado to win. Winners must respond to notification within two days or I will draw another name.
My sweet, sweet friend submitted this year’s first entry to the Give Light Giveaway. Boom.
Hi again friends! If you don’t know me, I’m Katie. I’m a late twenty-something trying to take daily steps towards something beautiful, both in myself and in life. I’ll never say no to sushi, chocolate, hugs, or a trip to a coffee shop. Make me laugh or laugh at my jokes, and we’ll be fast friends.
I am very excited to participate again in this life-giving idea of giving light. I decided to take a different approach from my last submission and draw out a few of the things that have given me light recently. You may need to zoom in 🙂