Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Monday, March 16, 2009

When Life Deals You Lemons...

What is that old saying: "When life deals you lemons, make lemonade."? To tell you the truth I am not all that found of lemonade. Pink or raspberry lemonade yes, regular lemonade, not so much. I do get the meaning of the saying though. Life deals us all tribulations and trials that we must figure out how to get through. How we get through them is up to us. We can sit around and mope about what may or may not happen, or we can make the best of it and do our best to keep our chins held high. I mean I can think of a dozen people with their own problems right now that could bum the heck out of them. Two of them have no jobs and no place to live. Two of them are going through divorces and we all know how much fun that can be. One was robbed and is trying to get past that Erie feeling of being violated. One has a car that is costing way more than he has to give at this time to repair. Me? I'm on a wait and see for August on the do I have breast cancer or not trail. One is lonely since his wife died last year and he has no family left. He's old and trying to still live life every day to it's fullest even though he has no one. There are so many people I could name, all with their own issues. No issue less important to than the other because to each of us our immediate issue of concern may seem over whelming. To get through it we all turn to whatever means of support we have. Family, friends, God. We try to keep our minds off of the problem. To get through it you must look for what is positive in your life, kind of a glass half full approach. If you do the other it will drive you insane. So if life is making you lemonade and you don't like lemonade, I guess I would suggest adding more sugar, a little vodka or flavoring. It's a part of life. One that we all have to deal with like it or not. You can try my approach too. I told you life won years ago. Everyone else has to get to the end of the fricken line. So if life tells me to get up and get moving I listen. Also for those out there that worry about your looks. If you drink the lemonade sour it may cause frown lines. "WINK WINK!"

2 comments:

Ritchie said...

Let's see, I turn to family, friends, god, and let's not forget ebay! I am selling my crap on ebay like there is no tomorrow for cash flow (last count I had 22 auctions on line)! Sometimes you just gota make a joke! Serriously, my last auction that just closed was the best. Sold the item for 4 times what I wanted for it!!!! I am not sure this is classified as making lemon aid or not, but....

P.S. For those reading, I am the one with the car that I would just as soon take to the scrap heap at the moment!

ida said...

omg......true.

not sure which one i was. i could even be covered with the man that lost his wife and is lonely. but, i havent lost anyone yet. thank God for that.

and everyones problems no matter how small is pretty big to the person that has that problem. i had a coworker that lost her son in iraq this last week. he was scheduled to come home. about the same time he died in a wreak. kinda set me back a few feet and made me remember that could have been me. i still remember when a gas tanker driver must have fell asleep or something and was coming straight for the humvee......we jumped off the road and drove threw the desert. makes new york traffic look mild.