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When Life Gives You Lemons…

“Alright, I’ve been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade – make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I’m going to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”  Cave Johnson, Portal 2

Broken Star
Broken Star

I know, what does this quote have to do with all of my artsy crafty craziness? Well I will tell you.  My Sister gave me the cutest ornament, a simple star that said “You are the Greatest.” She said it was because she is always telling me that I am.  I loved it so much !  I was joking around that I was going to wear it on a necklace and when anyone said anything negative to me, I could hold it out and say SHUT UP, I AM THE GREATEST!

Glued star with glitter glue
Glued star with glitter glue

So this went on for a while, and when she dropped me off at home. my bag swung forward, and the star dropped out of my bag hitting the curb  and breaking.  I was crushed.  I said maybe I could glue it back together.  My sister Jen told me to throw it away, that it wasn’t a big deal.  I told her heck no, i could fix it.  well I got the star onto the house and promptly dropped it again.  Jen told me once again to just throw it away.

Covered with star nail polish
Covered with star nail polish

So what do I do? When Life gives me lemons, I make life take the lemons back. Not only did I glue the ornament back together, I glittered and sparkled, and crackle painted it! Take those lemons Life!  I even added some star nail polish to my star.  The extra stars and the crackle glaze helps to hide the cracks, and now I have stars (11)my ornament back.  It may not be perfect, but lets face it, how many things in this life are perfect? We all have a few cracks and imperfections, it’s all how you deal with them.

So when Life hands you a lemon or two, you can make lemonade, or do what I like to do. Turn those lemons  into something more beautiful.  Remember, when in doubt add more glitter!

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