My former mother in-law painted a picture of a lemon and used the quote, "when life gives you a lemon, make lemonade," it was the first time I had heard the quote. She gave the painting to my father. I always liked that saying because it was so positive.
I have a choice as to how to live my life. I can choose to be happy and that is a great gift. Learning how not to micro-manage everything is so important to a healthy lifestyle. I am making positive decisions and I am so glad. I can't live other people's lives. I have to live mine. My children are grown and learning to let go was a challenge, but I feel like I have accomplished this to the best of my ability. I am pleased to have the opportunity to volunteer and take positive steps in my life.
I get down like everyone, but my extreme depression has been alleviated. I am so happy now. I have a boyfriend and we are living our lives as best we can.