So I sent hubby back to the store on Sunday.....
I had forgotten to grab a lemon to get some zest to add to the Turkey salting mix I was mojo-ing in the little blender. He came back with not one single lemon but instead with a pretty sad looking bag of lemons --- but this is not prime lemon growing season one might surmise :)
I was looking at the sad little leftovers inside of the bag tonight and couldn't help but think of the phrase
"When life gives you lemons....make lemonade"....
So I decided tonight that I am gonna make some lemonade tomorrow for the first time on Thanksgiving.
Just kind of as a shout out and homage to all the people I know who have and are going through so much adversity and yet still manage in their own ways to do the best they can and just get through it.
The only thing I have figured out at this point is that the older you get...it seems like there are a few more lemons that come along unexpectedly in that bag. And sometimes when lemons are out of season they can be extremely bitter and even more sour than usual.
So many people I know and care about have family members suffering, or have recently lost beloved family members, or are going through some drama in the school of hard knocks that life seems to have this uncanny way of sneaking up on us and throwing it down right when we least expect it.
So my sad little sack of leftover lemons is going to be some glorious lemonade tomorrow....and of course a few extra squeezes will go into that pan of turkey gravy :)
I am so thankful each and every day for a lot of different things. Yet this Thanksgiving I am thankful the most for the people who have crossed my path who continue to make lemonade out of those lemons. And who at the end of the day are simply thankful to have the lemons to make something out of.
Happy Thanksgiving ya'll.
Be blessed, be well, and most of all be thankful for everything you do have because at any moment it could be taken away from you.
Cheers to lemonade this Thanksgiving and always!