March 4, 2008

bitter sweet

Doesn't the title of this post just about describe it all? So much of life is both bitter and sweet. I feel as though my life has never been richer with good friends, good things happening in our community and a wonderful family. But financial pressures loom close by, etcetera, etcetera. It makes the whole thing feel so fragile.

The temptation is to run off, protect the goodness in life. Hoard it. Be "safe". But we never quite enjoy the sweetness of life when we do that, do we? The bitterness trying to encroach our lives overwhelms us. You have to hold that sweetness with an open hand. Hold it out in the sun, enjoy it while it is there and love it for what it is. It's humbling. It's grounding. It's reality.

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