You never know what you might find in a Dollar store. I stopped in there to buy some small paper plates, plastic forks, and napkins for the Mission Partnership meeting held at church today, and in the checkout line I spied this refrigerator magnet:
This must be the California surfer’s version of “When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Lemonade, surfing, however you choose to say it, this is a good philosophy for life. Because we’ll all get lemons, or waves, at some time (or several times) in life.
And we need to know how to deal with them.
Don’t I know it!
Many, many people had encouraged me to share what I had been learning about surfing the waves that came into my life and making lemonade from the lemons on the tree that took root in my life when I was just a young teenager. I’ve had lots of years to learn “best practices” for dealing with difficulties and trials in life.
To share with others about learning to surf life’s waves and make lemonade from life’s lemons is the major reason I wrote Brokenness to Beauty. The subtitle says it all: Transforming Your Brokenness into a Beautiful Life. It is not easy, this kind of learning. It takes time and effort, persistence and patience but it is terribly important and so worthwhile.
And I’ve written down all these lessons, or at least most of them, in Brokenness to Beauty: Transforming Your Brokenness into a Beautiful Life.
It’s there for you, sort of like a mini-mentorship.
Or for someone you care about who is struggling, trying to keep their head above life’s waves.
Are you successfully learning to surf the waves coming into your life? How are you doing?
Brokenness to Beauty can be purchased at the online stores listed here, as well as other outlets. Click on the store name to purchase the book at Amazon , Barnes and Noble , Kobo Bookstore, and from the publisher, WestBow Press Bookstore.