Wednesday, January 30, 2008

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LIMES, MAKE MARGARITAS.

I don't know if I like that saying because I like Margaritas, or if I like Margaritas because I like the saying.  Either way its a great philosophy for me.

Tonight I am making Margaritas.

Life has been cruel lately.  Not to me.  I am well, as are my children and husband.  But others around me have been pelted by limes left and right.  Often times there is little I can do beyond a supportive phone call  or optimistic email.  I feel so helpless and useless.  I feel impotent.  And sometimes I even feel guilty for being so healthy and comfortable.  In the face of my blessings I feel undeserving and spoiled.

And all I can do to help them is to pick up those damn limes, toss them into the blender and make Margaritas.

So, tonight I shall have Margaritas... and truffles.

And tomorrow... tomorrow I shall have Chinese for breakfast!  (thanks for all the great suggestions)

9 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

Life is funny. Yesterday is gone from your grasp, tomorrow is beyond your grasp and we have to be very careful that today doesn't slip quietly away from your grasp...as this is what we have today. I loved those two girls too, as did many others here in J-land. I'm just counting myself as lucky to have "known" them, even for a short "e" while, they made me laugh, helped me to cry...they appaulded my poor written efforts, urged me to do more. I hurt for them, I listened to them and I prayed for them. I miss them.  I know for sure that they loved your journal, your sense of humor...it is a gift to make people feel good and laugh....love you, Sandi

mumma4evr said...

hugs to those around you!
Becky

swmpgrly said...

sounds good to me

squirrellywoman said...

Some of the best margaritas are the ones made by and shared with friends and family. Love Oldest Sis

mpnaz58 said...

One of the women I work with got a Margaritaville maker from Santa.  She must have been a really good girl!
xoxo ~Myra

jckfrstross said...

love the saying:) alls you can do is be there

Deb

ppavis said...

Wish I was there to share the "Margarita's". Here's to a little less limes in the future!  Phyllis

hestiahomeschool said...

I am so glad to be able to get back online and cathc up with you. I miss you!

mutualaide said...

I think  Jodie, that the best we can do in life is 'be there' and be supportive in whatever way is available to us.  Sometimes the little things really do make a large difference for people.