When Life Gives You Lemons
On the second day cycling in Corfu with the 5 Rs (I call them the 5 Rs because all their names begin with R), we cycled into the mountains, it was very hot and tough at times cycling up the steep mountains. but we were rewarded with spectacular views over Kavos.
We stopped at a mountain top cafe called Bella Vista in a village called Spatara, the owner was called Stephano, he stood outside and summoned us in. We enjoyed meze which is lots of small Greek dishes, it was delicious.
I decided to take some photographs and a video of the view, as I approached a tree to do this, I was startled to see Stephano emerging from the bushes with armfuls of huge lemons, it took me aback and we all laughed, like he’d been scrumping in his own back garden. He chopped up the lemons and encouraged, well almost forced, us to eat the lemons and he said eat it all, as you know lemons are very bitter and I was a bit reluctant, but went ahead, it was very sweet and juicy and easy to eat the whole thing. We then went on to play a game where we used the rind on our faces for eyebrows and a smiling mouth, it was fun.
I remember thinking at the time what a great day I had created, having fun with new friends who treated me like one of the boys, cycling being my favourite hobby amongst beautiful stunning scenery in a warm sunny country, I certainly felt very grateful.
But the story doesn’t end there, when I put my pictures on Facebook an acquaintance commented on the picture of Stephano with the lemons, he said “When life gives you lemons”. The saying goes “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, how true this is, in other words make the most of what life gives you.
Because when you live in a state of appreciation for what you do have, no matter how big or small, in the grand scheme of things it’s all a miracle, and in your appreciation only more good can come.
Have a fantastic Friday
Lots of Love