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My Take on This: When life hands you lemons....

…..What then?

We all know the rest of the story. Some of you may be taken aback when Paul Harvey would always say that on the radio. I know I was.

Anyway, I can say, I have made a lot of lemonade lately. This has a positive side for me, and you should know by now that I am a positive person. It’s simple, really. I love lemonade. Oh, yeah! It’s one of my favorite drinks.

All this began months ago when I lost my car key. This wouldn’t be much of a dilemma for some people. That’s because most of you probably have a spare. Well, I’ve already lost mine.

Oops! Right?

After weeks of looking, I knew it was time to have a replacement made. I had no idea about the concept of all this. I had to order a remote, a blank key and then have a different person cut a key and program the remote. That totals a set of four new tires plus balancing. The good news is I should be back in my car by the time you read this article.

I have a dear and brave friend who loaned me his car while I was waiting on my key. This following morning, I had to run an errand. Needless to say, I couldn’t find his key. I thought to myself, “There’s no way!” Thank goodness it was just locked in his car.

I dreaded this next text I had to send him, but I’m brave. I did it. Ha! He couldn’t believe it. Of course, it shocked me when he said that.

Anyway, I just went inside and fixed lemonade with the lemons life gave me.

During this time, I’d been waiting on my new glasses to come in. When I received the text with the news I’d been waiting on, I happily got in my loaned car and hurried to Russellville.

She put them on me, but decided they could use a bit more tweaking. That turned out to be a disaster, because they broke. Oh, yeah! I got to wear them for a couple of seconds, and it felt so good! Guess what? In about a month, I should get another new pair. They must be a favorite of so many, because they were put on back-order.

I just went home and made myself another glass of lemonade.

Well, I’d like to say that was it for a while, but not quite. One week later, I had to go to Russellville again. Glad to be home, I stood at my locked door and reached to get the door key from my purse. Oh, yes! I was locked out.

I just told a friend, I was glad to be alive. I would’ve hated to have missed out on making memories to laugh about.

Since I had a brother in Boy Scouts, I know the famous motto: Be prepared. So please excuse me while I go make a gallon of lemonade.

Just in case!

Until next time, smile and be positive.

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