It's hard today.
Liz gave me an award. She's so sweet.
It's a when life gives you lemons award
She makes good lemonade.
She says I make good lemonade too.
But today, it's hard
There's always more lemonade to be made, but I'm feeling right now like I'm not making enough.
Haiti needs help making lemonade goddammit and I feel like I don't have enough fucking water and sugar for all the lemons life has given them.
I'm trying to keep Ms. Moon's words in mind. She always has such good words...
The lemonade button is now in my sidebar, to remind me to keep squeezing and stirring and adding water and sugar.
Speaking of water... check out that water button. It's a good one. Every penny donated goes straight to digging wells. No parties, no limos, no bullshit.
All that is paid for by other means.
Back to lemonade...
It's not so easy to make lemonade. First the juice squirts in your eyes and makes you cry. Then you have to swallow the sourness. It gives you a belly ache. Sometimes you bite down on those bitter seeds. And you might overcompensate with too much goddamn sugar and then your teeth just fucking ache.
And then you add clean, clear, cleansing water.
Eventually, if you keep trying, maybe you can balance the sour with the sweet. And if you're really lucky, you have friends who will taste-test and give guidance.
There are some bloggers out there
who make great lemonade
and inspire me to do the same.
Never fear, this is a no pressure award.
If you feel like passing it on, do so.
I pass it on as an acknowledgment of your profound honesty and hard work and optimism.
I pass it on as a thank-you
jody r landers
Big puffy heart to you all