This morning one of my friends came to visit and we went in to town for a caffeine hit. My friend loves all things meditation and she spied a store of that genre a couple of doors down from the cafe. As we looked around I spied a sign that read:
“When life gives you lemons… Make lemonade!”
I think it is a glass-half-full kind of message. I’m a natural optimist and I always look for the good in things and as I pondered this message I felt inspired.
“I’ve had an idea!” I said.
My friend was very happy as I’m not usually one to embrace quiet time.
“We’re off to the nursery!”
She rolled her eyes and smiled, and off we went to buy a lemon tree. And here it is planted by my hubby in his orchard.
But it’s no ordinary lemonade I’ll be making. No, when life gives me lemons, I’ll be brewing up a batch of something else! I know that meditation is about being in the present, but I can’t wait already for our first lemon harvest in readiness to savour a slice of southern Italy… And it’s a shot of limoncello that can deliver such bliss!