Clara (aka my mom) over at Coming Back to Life gave me this award for "showing gratitude or a good attitude (from 'if life hands you lemons, make lemonade')! " I kid you not.
The Irony, oh! The unlimited, hateful irony! gah! Poetic justice, too, perhaps? After all here are a few of my favorite "If life hands you lemons" quotes:
- If life hands you lemons, make grape juice. Then, sit back and let 'em wonder how you did it.
- If life hands you lemons, throw them back and ask for chocolate.
- If life hands you lemons, stick 'em in your bra and be glad it's better than nothin'!
- Since when are people just randomly handed lemons?
- If life hands you lemons, chuck them at people. Survival of the fittest, baby.
- If life hands you lemons, make tea!
- If life hands you lemons, just shut up and eat the damn lemons.
- I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE TELLING ME WHAT TO DO WITH MY LEMONS!!!!!!!!!!!
I am happy because even though one bathroom is broke, I have another one (and a half!)
I am happy because there are three Christmas trees in my house. Some of them are messily decorated, and that's Ok.
I am happy because I get to decorate this year, because I feel like decorating this year, and because I actually managed to find almost all of my decorations for this year.
I am happy because my family loves me, even when I cut holes in the wall that I can't really fix. Even when I burn dinner. Even when I lose my temper because of something I myself did. Even when I pout on the new couch while wearing a wet t-shirt.
I am happy because I have the bestest husband ever, who probably will read this and be SO proud of me for using the word "bestest" on my blog.
I am happy because I have a son who is old enough to learn what it means to be a man, but young enough to snuggle and just hang out.
I am happy because said son is very happy to spend his chore time cleaning the toilets so I don't have to. And happy to mop. He loves to mop.
I am happy to have a daughter who does stuff like this.
I am happy to have a daughter who is just like me, who knows she is just like me, and is quite content - if not downright proud - to be just like me.
I am happy to have this dog. (Who wouldn't be?)
Finally, I am happy to have others who inspire me and show me the way when it comes to peace and contentment in a life made complete in Christ. I don't have 10 blogs to recommend as the award stipulates, but I will do my best to follow the rules, which are as follows:
- Put the logo on your blog or post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
- Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
- Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
My nominees are:
- Shanda at A Teachable Heart - A down-to-earth, honest, woman of integrity who never fails to have some amazing wisdom to share. Also a friend from the real world who I have seen move through adversity with grace and strength.
- Joy at News From Joy - my sister-in-law. Although our boys are the same age, they've had very different paths through life. In dealing with her son's disabilities, illnesses, and surgeries, she has managed to stay positive and faithful.
- Megan at I Kicked Cancer's Ass - a new acquaintance out here in the virtual world, Megan blogs about fighting through cancer and the stigmas associated with a cervical cancer diagnosis. She also has just finished college and runs benefits for other fighting cancer.
- Just Say Julie at Keeping up with the Chreste's - another newly found blogger who is cheerful and fun to read, too.
- Melissa at A Mom Like You - A wonderful friend, Melissa now has a blog, too! She is an amazing mom and a spiritually strong woman. She is kind and intelligent and just all around fabulous. Melissa has taken her mothering advice to the web with this blog and the virtual world is lucky to have her!