This week was a veritable buffet table of life lessons for me. Some of the things I learned can best be summed up by a few, classic sayings..
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, MAKE LEMONADE.
My husband is a lemonade making machine. I continuously marvel at his ability to adapt. When he first retired last year, he set up his days with a mix of home projects, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity builds and lots (and lots) of tennis.
He continued with our home projects but eventually none were left. During one of our walks, a neighbor shared that his sprinklers weren’t working, so my husband went over to fix them. Another neighbor noticed him out there and so he fixed her sprinklers as well. He answered an ad from another neighbor looking for help on NEXTDOOR, and just like that, the Mr. Fix it business of his retirement dreams was born. He’s been busy ever since and this week starts studying for his contractor’s license exam.
My husband wastes no time pouting and waiting for “clouds” to pass, he just remolds, recreates and readjusts himself to fit the circumstances and gets going. I deeply admire that about him.