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.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
So Life Dealt you Lemons…
Who doesn’t have a few lemons in their life and no I’m not going to tell you to make lemonade, often it takes a much stronger drink than that to face some of life’s challenges, but we all have them and sitting around wallowing in self-pity does absolutely no one any good.It never solves anything and as a matter of fact I believe it often makes things much worse than they need be. The smart people in this world… the happy ones focus on the positives in their lives and not the negatives. Instead of sitting around thinking about all that is going wrong and how it’s going to get worse try to think about what is going right and how to help improve those things that are going wrong.I have known both types of people in my life.The most amazing person I ever knew was my uncle Roger.He, although I know he probably had his times, lived his life to the fullest and didn’t let his ailment get him down.Then there is my mom.She exercises daily and tries to live as normal a life as she can and rarely complains although her hands shake constantly now and it’s hard for her to do the simplest task like use the rest room without help or feed herself.Her smile is always there and her love of God and life are too.Then there is a girl I know that is looking at jail time because her teenage daughter skipped school and called off claiming to be her mom.Now there is an injustice of stupidity.She’s an amazing person too.She picks herself up as life challenges her and trust me it’s challenged her a lot in the last few years.I know so many people who look at people who are smiling and laughing and they are envious of their lives because they assume those people are living the charmed life, well they probably aren’t.There is hardship for everyone in life.It’s the way it is.Deal with it.If you need help, ask for it.If you can’t pick yourself up as long as you’re willing to try there is usually someone or a group of people that are willing to help pick you back up if they can.So cheer up.So what if life dealt you lemons.Get some vodka and add to it… No really booze isn’t the answer, but do make the best of it you can and if you can’t, get help.It’s there if you want it. So life dealt you lemons…Meh.