You know that saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!” Yeah well….it drives me nuts! Ha! Sure, they mean well but we are human! We have emotions! It’s just not always that simple!
I should follow that up by saying that I truly DO believe that attitude is everything! We each have a choice how we are going to face any given situation and what kind of attitude we are going to have. We can be optimists and see the glass half full or we can be pessimists and see it half empty. Either way, faith or no faith, the choice is ours. I’ve always preferred to be positive and optimistic.
I recently met up with a friend while our kids were in school and I knew she was going through a rough time. This friend is amazing, and that’s an understatement. She thinks of others before herself, always looks on the bright side of a situation and is constantly serving those around her. I thought it would be fun to bring her a little something and let her know that I heard her, I was thinking about her, and give her a little encouragement. That saying about lemons came into my head but my response was, “That’s not what I’d do first!” Sometimes I just need to have a brief cry or pity party and then get on with it. So I came up with this….. “When life hands you lemons, you don’t have to make lemonade. You can throw them at the wall, stomp on them, squeeze them and even scream at them. THEN you can make lemonade.” Ha! Isn’t that a little more realistic anyway? 😉
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I attached this with twine to a plain white bag that I had and tissue that I had also. I bought lemons (to make fresh lemonade), lemon drops, and I found this adorable lemon kitchen towel recently at Home Goods. You can whatever else you can think of as well….lemonade crystal light packets or anything lemon-flavored would also be cute. Oh, and speaking of lemonade…..I have a great recipe HERE from last summer that has no sugar added and is absolutely delicious and refreshing!
I hope this brightens someone’s day! Don’t forget to pin this to Pinterest and save it for later or post on Facebook!
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