Joy and grief hold hands, and embracing one means acknowledging the presence of the other.
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When you’re as sentimental as I am, everything has meaning attached to it. Places. Songs. Sounds. Smells. Dates. Sometimes that’s a gift; other times, a burden. When everything comes laced with memories and significance and lingering moments of time gone by, it forces me to live in the uncomfortable tension of joy and grief, life and loss…
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Being fully present in my now means being willing to embrace my then. It’s not either/or. It’s both/and.
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So I lean into the juxtaposition of that which brings me happiness as well as heartache. Here’s to grabbing joy and grief’s hands, and dancing it out… together.
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Happy St. Paddy’s Day, friends!
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  • aleceronzinoJoy and grief hold hands, and embracing one means acknowledging the presence of the other.
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    When you’re as sentimental as I am, everything has meaning attached to it. Places. Songs. Sounds. Smells. Dates. Sometimes that’s a gift; other times, a burden. When everything comes laced with memories and significance and lingering moments of time gone by, it forces me to live in the uncomfortable tension of joy and grief, life and loss…
    -
    Being fully present in my now means being willing to embrace my then. It’s not either/or. It’s both/and.
    -
    So I lean into the juxtaposition of that which brings me happiness as well as heartache. Here’s to grabbing joy and grief’s hands, and dancing it out… together.
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    Happy St. Paddy’s Day, friends!

  • hilarybarnettCant wait to dance it out with you tonight. So glad we can be part of each other's now and then. ❤ you.
  • sheakiddhouzeSo beautifully stated. Love you.
  • soeverydayYes.
  • iamjoantaylorSuch Truth. So beautifully written.
  • teenbugBeautiful.
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