Thanks to so many of you for your advice and thoughtfulness after my ‘lemons’ post.  Since then, I’ve learned that it’s important to look at your situation in a bigger context, outside of your specific situation.  While what happened was and continues to have a large impact on my life, I was recently reminded that we need to appreciate each day for what we have, not what we don’t.  After a tragic accident of a friend that’s brought together our community who love and support her, it was a healthy reminder that we need to tell each other that we care more often, and also show people.  Not to sound preachy, but we never know what is in store for us (good, bad, or otherwise), so with the ups and downs that life hands us, it’s important to stop, take a breath, appreciate your circumstances, as well as those who are in your life.

PS I appreciate you all and would even more greatly appreciate some new guest posts!