Life requires a balance of both.
At times, sorrow outweighs the joy and clouds our vision.
This week I face emotional triggers of both joy and pain.
Mother’s Day – celebrating my favorite woman on the planet. Joy. Easy.
Today would have been my dad’s 60th birthday. My heart hurts like hell and I’m drinking a 90 Shilling Beer in his honor – tears in my eyes as I write this. Pain. Ouch.
On Thursday I go down south for a weekend of wedding festivities and I am thrilled to stand by my cousin as she says “I do.” Bliss. Hope. Love. Good.
Life is a fucking balance of sweetness and sting.
I find myself sitting, breathing deeply, wanting to lean into both sides of the swing called life – the chains we rest our heads on.
Allowing myself to sway between sadness and joy is the only way to keep moving.
Keep looking for the beauty in both.
In this busy week I need your help. I pose another challenge that requires your participation. I’ll make it pretty easy for you. You can win a sweet prize of some of my favorite things and more.
Here we go.
Welcome to the Short & Sweet Giveaway!
Contest will run between May 15 – May 22, 2017
Send a tweet of 140 characters or less to @52beautiful sharing the beauty in your life right now.
Use the hashtag #shortandsweetgiveaway
No limits (well some limits – keep it appropriate – like something your mom would be ok reading. Maybe it would offend your grandma).
Tell me what you think is beautiful. It’s a glimpse of a child laughing, foam on your latte, tears shed in grief, saying good-bye to a friend, or a chapter, or release.
In celebration, in beers, in pub cheese.
In bridesmaids dresses, shoes stuck in the grass, your favorite golf outfit.
I will compile a list of the tweets you contribute and post them next week, so you have to be ok with having your comment shared here again.
If you follow me on my NEW Twitter account, you will get a bonus entry to win.
There ya go. Short and Sweet. Get Tweeting.