May 27 2012
When life gives you lemons, please make lemonade. It’s just not fair to the rest of us! Most things in life are out of your control. The only real control you have is your reaction to events. Yesterday we visited a family member. There was a snowstorm, the heat in the house wasn’t working, and this person was so toxic and horrible I almost left. Instead of seeing the romance in the situation, we had a fire roaring, we could have made hot chocolate, this person spewed horrible words and treated everyone terribly. Now, if someone knows how to control the weather, let me know and I’ll pass it on. But what I’ve learned in life is there are many times you have to take those lemons and turn them into lemonade, and add some sweetener. The old adage, “If you are not happy, it’s your own fault,” danced through my mind. So, the next time you encounter a plate of lemons, and you will, turn them into lemonade and wear a smile. The world will thank you!