I have always loved the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. For the most part, I am a positive person. When lemons are thrown my way, making lemonade is usually quite simple. I must admit, at times, it does involve a serious pep talk with myself. Other times, it involves Wifey reminding me that things could always be worse. Once in a while, I hear my Dad’s voice ringing through my head, saying “get off your dead and on your dying”. (That was my Dad…no filter whatsoever!) But, there are those few times when those beady-eyed lemons stare me straight in the eye and make the thought of lemonade feel impossible.
It is during these difficult times, no matter how positive I am and how much effort I put forth, the lemons remain. I persevere and make my lemonade, yet it turns out sour or tart. Even with all of my efforts, is it really that hard to find a good glass of lemonade? For example, I’ve been dealing with what I would like to call a medical “hiccup” for the past four weeks. My main goal with this little lemon has been to avoid surgery. And I must say, I have been a princess! I’ve been positive and have done everything that I have been told to do and then some, yet still… my lemonade, well… sucks.
Surgery will set me back from all of the things I love. The farm, the gardens, exercising… Yet, I remind myself, I have not been in tiptop shape over the past month anyway. My realization… There are some things that are not in our hands. There are some circumstances when we need help making our lemonade sweet. I’m beginning to think it’s time to trust and accept the inevitable. I truly believe we are never given anything in life that we can’t handle. I’m going to hold onto that thought tightly and just breathe. Everything happens for a reason… Who am I to question?
It’s time for a tall glass of sweet lemonade! Fingers crossed!
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