I know all this will sound “Polly-Anna” (it means to be excessively or blindly optimistic). What the heck, we can all use some positives right now. Do you remember the little saying about, “If life throws you lemons, make lemonade?” What a simple saying but how important.
I know, in the middle of a crisis, if someone told me to make “lemonade” I’d probably want to hurt them! However, when the crisis is over, I’ve found what you do with it is of utmost importance.
Seems like there are two files for these to go in. We have the “poor me” file or the “How can I use this” file. After a little practicing it’s amazing.
Like when I had to fly to Maine when Dad was sick that year. It was really an emotional trip. Everyone thought he was going to die. Up against death, going in debt for $500 doesn’t matter very much. You just do what you feel you must do, beg, borrow, but hopefully not steal.
Two weeks of such emotional upheaval is quite tiring. Leaving your comfort zone of home and having to deal with unfamiliar circumstances is quite a trip. The stress, the worry, then the emergency was gone, everything was going to be okay. A lot of life changes for mom and dad, but at least it was going to be okay.
Two weeks passed, life continued but then the reality of having borrowed the money and how in the world was I going to pay it back. I guess the reality of what really took place was over and I was exhausted.
It was an expensive trip money wise and emotional. So, the choice is to be upset with lemons, yet another blow to my already financial disaster or to realize what an education I got from that investment. It was an education that I learned a great deal immediately, however I believe I will be remembering and learning more in the years to come.
I learned a lot about myself, my values, human nature, culture, medical facilities and care givers, the process and the list goes on and on. That is how I make my “lemonade”, otherwise it’s just a waste of lemons!
That’s enough of serious, how about some fun!
Our friend Ed sends out “funnies” to some of us each day. The following was in Wednesday’s collection:
I still can’t believe people’s survival instinct told them to grab toilet paper.
I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the New Year in, but to make sure this one leaves!
They said a mask and gloves were enough to go to the grocery store. They lied. Everybody else had clothes on!
Keep in mind, even during a pandemic, no matter how much chocolate you eat, your earrings will still fit!
The dumbest thing I’ve ever purchased was a 2020 planner!
If I had only known in March it would be my last time in a restaurant, I would have ordered desert.
When does Season 2 of 2020 start? I do not like Season 1.
The buttons on my jeans have started social distancing from each other.
I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a six-foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are.
I’m just curious if you are ready for some laughs without politics being involved that is! Contact me at DebbieWalker@townline.org with questions and comments. I’ll be waiting. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week.
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