when life gives you lemons . . .

when life gives you lemons . . .

Grampa counted his blessings and always came out, as he said, ahead.
He was grateful for everything he had and he expressed that gratitude.

I once asked him what he’d do if he were given his pick of careers.
He stopped and thought for a while.
There were many things he thought he might like, but he wasn’t sure that he would appreciate them if he had to make a living from them.
He told me that he’d enjoyed his job and that things are mostly what you make them.

There were many aspects of Grampa’s life that, were I to walk in his shoes, I would grumble about.  But Grampa’s philosophy was to look at the positive and to be happy with what you’ve been given.

He was the original Lemonade-Maker.  And his lemonade was delicious!


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