Almost a week into my fiftieth year, and things have been… interesting. Not nearly as interesting as my dear friend thinkum (suffice to say Murphy was not kind to her), but still enough to give me pause. I’m finding that looking for the bright side of every situation helps me stay centered and calm (calm for me, anyway… *grin*).
For example –
Life – Family member ends up in the emergency room.
Bright Side – Family member was at a friend’s house when they had their issue, so they were able to get immediate medical attention (they are okay, but still undergoing tests).
Life – Bessie, our dear old car, started overheating, and her A/C is DOA.
Bright Side – Our amazing landlords loaned us their vehicle so we could travel to see the family member in the hospital without roasting/breaking down.
Life – My crippling monthly visitor arrived just in time for my birthday.
Bright Side – The timing (among other things) finally convinced me to make an appointment to get the surgical ball rolling.
Here’s to everyone finding a way to make lemonade outta lemons –
I concur. I am currently making lemonade with my lemons and amongst other potent tactics, prefer that to constant worry and anxiety.
I find the lemonade tastes much better than anxiety – glad you’re also partaking. 🙂
Oh, dear — I hope my troubles aren’t proving contagious! Sending you good vibes for a speedy recovery of whoever is in hospital, and an inexpensive repair job for Bessie. Cheers for making your appointment! (You know where to find me if you’d like to talk…)
My birthday wasn’t nearly as interesting as yours, but the year is still young (just like us!). *grin*
Thanks for the good vibes – they seem to be doing the trick. Thanks for the offer – I’d already intended to pick your brain as the time draws closer.
I’m a big fan of limoncello 😉
Happy belated birthday, Traci!
One of these days I plan to try limoncello – if for no other reason than to keep if from giving me that come hither stare whenever I pass it in the liquor store. 😉
A very good practice in seeing the small good things that exist even in the most annoying or upsetting of situations.
Thank you, Mel – I’m a big fan of silver linings.