Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lemons, Lemonade, and Life

How many times have I heard someone say, "If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade!"? Too many!

It seems that Life is constantly handing us lemons, some fat and juicy, some withered and dry. Trying to "make lemonade" every time can be downright ludicrous. Even Pollyanna would agree that sometimes the best solution is to throw the lemons into the compost.



Lately, I have been making compost. No amount of sugar could sweeten the stuff Life has been sending my way. Not to despair, compost is even better than lemonade. While lemonade can temporarily quench your thirst, compost can feed whatever food you need to grow so that you have a bountiful harvest.