Life's Disappointments: When Life Gives You Lemons, Give Thanks! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Life has given me my share of lemons lately. Someone really let me down, and then I received some disappointing and disheartening news. I’ve experienced a roller coaster of emotions, and I’ve been tempted to crawl into bed until things magically got better.
Of course things did not magically get better, but I didn’t stay in bed either. As soon as things started going downhill, people in my life rushed to my aid. My husband, family members, co-workers and friends let me know that they loved and supported me. They called, sent messages, dropped by to check on me. They made things better just by being there, both physically and virtually.
With their help, I decided to move forward and to focus on being thankful for all the special people in my life. It’s true that you realize who your friends are when things aren’t going well, and I am so grateful for mine.