Welcome to Lemondipity123, my own personal labor of bloggish love! This has been a work in progress for many years and I woke up today and finally allowed myself to start…even though just the thought of this forum in some ways has been whispering to me of new beginnings for quite some time now. On the one hand, opening this door will allow me to creatively and unselfishly share myself publicly which in and of itself should be both therapeutic and cathartic for my spirit. On the other hand, committing to expressing all things authentically while building a safe space where we can connect will bolster the cornerstones of this community centered movement. Everything else is what we juggle – life, death and everything in between!
Life can be a struggle and my struggles are no greater than yours. Great news though, no matter what you are grappling with at this moment, you are not alone! My hope is that you can find peace and comfort in knowing that that there are others out there who have previously walked a similar path who are here and willing to listen without judgement, provide support and offer guidance.
While brainstorming my brand plan and breathing life into my mission, I kept coming back to this idea that no matter what my life has thrown at me I have consistently made the best of it, consistently evolved and in effect “made lemonade” out of every single lemon that came my way. And make no mistake – good, bad or otherwise – it has all been a bunch of lemons! The difference is how I chose to react or learn or grow as a result.
“Distilling serendipitous libations” speaks volumes for what Lemondipity means to me! Taking each word by definition, hand in hand, let us DISTILL those difficult moments by purifying, condensing and collecting the results; let us work to create and acknowledge the SERENDIPITY wherever and whenever it occurs; and let us quench our thirsts and generously drink in the LIBATIONS which are the products of our efforts!
See Spot run. See spot fall. See Spot get up, dust off and continue running!