Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lemons and Life

"WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, MAKE LEMONADE."
This is what they say, right? Well, here's what I say:
When you make lemonade, don't you add sugar so it's not just plain sour???


I'm having a bad day. If life gave me lemons today, then I just received a whole truckload! And who wants lemonade without the bit of sugar that makes it actually drinkable?

So I st
op, take a deep breath and think awhile. I look at the pictures on the wall, and I realize that my sugar comes in the form of three beautiful children. So yeah, I've got a truckload of lemons today. And I'll go ahead and make lemonade, because my sugar is sweet enough to take the edge off of all that sourness.


So if anyone else is out there and having a bad day. Stop and take just a minute to think. Take a deep breath. Think about what your sugar is. And then use your sugar to make your lemonade!


When life is tough, and it seems that it can't get any worse, just remember to keep your head held high. Be positive. Stay positive. Even if lemons are oh-so-sour, you've got sugar stashed somewhere (even if it's hard for you to find), and once you have your sugar, you can make lemonade - and it will be sweet. I consider myself to be lucky, because my sugar was easy to find. We all have sugar somewhere, though, and a little sugar is all that's needed to finish the lemonade recipe.

Here's a quick and easy lemonade recipe from AllRecipes.com
(makes 4 servings):
Ingredients:
1 large lemon, peeled & seeded
1/2 cup white sugar
3 cups cold water
ice cubes (about 6)
Directions:
Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you're all having a better day than I am. But as I sit and think about how fortunate I am to have found my sugar so quickly, it motivates me to keep working hard with all of our creations for our Etsy shop. So I'm going to make some new items today, and maybe even get to take the photos too. It's so weird how some sour lemons can bring some inspiration...

6 comments :

nancy said...

Hope you have a better day tomorrow

stephanie said...

Sorry you had a bad day :( But I love your attitude! Tomorrow will be better ;)

Happy Gramma said...

Sometimes days are like that. Thank goodness, tomorrow is a new day! I hope your tomorrow is much better.
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jackie said...

Hope your having a better day today. Thanks for stopping by for TTA. I'm following you back.

Sunday Girl said...

Hi Kim,
I hope things are better now. I made a pitcher of lemonade yesterday and put sliced lemons and strawberries in it.

I want to wish you a happy Mother's Day!

Take care,
Georgianna :)

Julee said...

Oh, pooey! I'm sorry you had a rotten day.
I'm glad you took a moment to see the "sugar" in your life.