Sometimes life just throws you lemons. So what do you do? Make Lemonade of course! Do you like my apron? A very Dear Blogger friend Christine, from Scotland (you can read her wonderful blog, 'Writing from Scotland' by scrolling down my blog list) read about our terrible ice storm and the immense clean up and she sent me this fabulous apron to cheer me up. It is a 'Gillian Kyle' design, using organic fabrics and inks. She has a website www.gilliankyle.com.
Christine knew I was trying to make lemonade and she sent this perfect little gift to cheer me on. Christine knows a thing or two about making lemonade, as she has been given some lemons recently, also. That she has taken time to think of me while she herself is dealing with so much, speaks volumes about what a kind, sweet person she is.
Thank you, Christine.
Life is not always a bowl of cherries. Sometimes your spirit can sink very low. You can be riding along just fine, enjoying the view, and then you hit that proverbial bump in the road. It can really knock you down.
But you just have to keep going. Stopping for a while to refuel. To make some minor repairs. Then you have to jump on that bandwagon again.
And maybe instead of a bowl of cherries, you end up with a chair of bowlies. But that's o.k. A chair of bowlies might be just what you need. Maybe life doesn't always work out perfectly, but you can still make it a perfect life.
Even if all you see are gray skies. You have the power to turn those dark clouds into silver linings. All it takes is a little resolve. A little pep talk. And maybe first you need to rest, to sort things out, to gather all of your lemons and put them in order.
Surround yourself with cheerful faces. Even if that means buying them from the flower shop. Make yourself happy.
Thinking of others can do the trick. No matter how bad you think you have it, there is always someone out there that has it worse. And although you don't want to see other's suffer, you can use that knowledge to step outside of your own problems. Feed the birds, donate to the food bank, encourage a child, visit the sick. Your problems don't seem so bad any more.
Buy yourself a little gift. Here I have combined two - a gift for myself, and a gift for my little hummingbird friends. Don't you just love the 'antique' bottle? I couldn't resist.
Simple pleasures can add up to happiness. It's all in how you look at life. Only you know what will make you happy. Take tiny steps and head that way. Soon you will be rolling along, seeking out happiness at every turn.
And turning that bowl full of lemons into sweet, sweet lemonade.