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I’ve always felt that the saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” didn’t really make sense to me.  When I was a little girl, my dad would eat slices of lemons, no sugar or any other additions.  I was intrigued, so I tried it, too.  It was a struggle to get used to it, but I did.  And then I began eating lemons, slice by slice.  So, when life hands you lemons, eat them!

That is what I’ve been doing for the past few years.  I’ve been consuming the sour lemons, dealing with what life had handed me.  I didn’t realize just how sour some of those lemons were.  But now, I’ve taken a big batch of those sour lemons and pulled out a beautiful crystal pitcher, some sugar and clear, icy water and mixed up a refreshing batch of lemonade.  Poured into a tall glass, it has become much more enjoyable than those sour slices.

Now, I’m even looking for new things to do with those lemons.  I’ve begun making lemon meringue pie and lemon pound cake…and lemon pudding.  I still like the tartness of the lemons, but a little sweetness in life that you can also share with friends is much better.

So, now I’m back, doing the things I love.  Writing, crafting, painting, and spending time with people who matter to me.  And I’m smiling a lot more again.  So, just remember, when you are given a big bushel of lemons, they are the sunshine fruit that can make fantastic, sweet treats when dealt with in the right way.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll

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