People always say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Be positive, dammit, even if you have to fake it. How can you argue with that? Of course, that terminates the conversation right then and there. What?
What about those of us who don’t like lemonade? What are we to do with our lemons? I’ve had many different ideas over the years—potpourri, summer wreaths, lemon and herbs stuffed befittingly in the turkey to impress the in-laws at thanksgiving dinner, but I have come to the definitive conclusion that if life gives you lemons, you should immediately exchange them for limes, nestle them in a cold beer, and go sit outside under a shade tree. That seems to work best.
Author: Brenda Sloan
Brenda Sloan started writing in response to the challenge, “One can’t simply just write a book.” Accepting this challenge gave life to her first novel, The Elusive Mot Juste, and turned an amazing woman into an author worthy of recognition. She lives in South Carolina with her husband, four children, and their goofy Labrador, Buddy.