Life is Served with Lemonade

First off, Thank you Tracy for reminding us how precious we all are!

I have seen this video before but every time I watch Nick Vujicic,

I am so totally overwhelmed.

Every single time I am having what I consider to be a bad day, I need to remember Nick.  Remembering Nick helps me to put my life into perspective.

Life doesn’t have to be about the lemons.  For me, it’s about how I react, how I let other people make me feel.  Sometimes I need to remember to regain control of the inner me.  I need to STOP!  Stop letting others influence how I let them make me feel.  Stop, ask myself why I think it’s so bad.  What can I do to see this in a positive light?

It’s extremely easy for me to let “life” get in the way of feeling good, feeling good about myself, feeling good about whatever happens in my day.  Staying positive has not always been an easy thing for me.  Nick shows it doesn’t have to be this way.  It still may be tough but he makes it much simpler.  What Nick presents is not just “lip service”, it is real life.

It’s always been easy to wear my feelings on my sleeve.  And that’s still okay.  Because every time that truck dumps a ton of lemons in my lap, I think I should invite all my friends to join me in a Lemonade party.

 

Who wants Lemonade?

Here’s a Recipe if You Can’t Make it to MY party!

  

The Perfect Lemonade Recipe

This is a rather sweet lemonade.  I reduce the sugar since I like mine on the tang-ier side.  Tang-ier…hmmm…a new word?  Oh, if you are using Meyer Lemons, they are sweeter too so you will probably want to reduce the sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)

Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Serves 6.

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