When life gives you lemons…

We’ve all heard the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This is something that I have just learned how to do in the last couple of years. It took me 30 years to learn that it is much better to not get stressed out about little things that may go wrong.

This morning, the first thing I heard them say on the radio was “I-24 is a parking lot.” That means that I was probably better off just taking the secondary roads in to work. I left the house at 7, allowing myself an hour…should have been plenty of time on any other day during rush hour…but not today. I knew that the guys I had hired to work with me today could handle things until I got there and there wasn’t any thing that I could do about the traffic.

An hour and 15 minutes in to the commute, the a/c started blowing warm air. I look at the temperature gauge and discover that my truck is in fact over heating…right in front of an auto parts store. How lucky is that? 20 minutes later (enough time for the engine to cool off so I could pour some anti-freeze into the radiator) I was back on the road and made it to work and was only about an hour late.

Driving home in the 88 degree weather with the a/c off and the windows down got a little hot…but at least I was able to drive my truck home and my husband is installing a new radiator right now. I guess 262,859 miles was all the original one had in it.

So make lemonade, smell the roses and don’t stress over things that are out of your control. Happy Monday!


One thought on “When life gives you lemons…

  1. Grace Keogh

    So true Maryanna. I have been going through some personal issue of late that would usually see me crumble in a heap, but I’ve been living by the mantra of ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ lately and I am finding it is really helping me have a more positive view on things.
    I mean it isn’t all ‘sunshine and lollipops’, but I am making sure I control my thoughts, and not the other way around. 🙂


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