Six and a bit months after a near fatal accident my heart and life are full of joy and gratitude. I can honestly say that my life is sweeter, more beautiful, and richer than it was pre-accident. It has to do with receiving life’s lemons and making lemonade or lemon meringue pie or whatever you wish in order to make the bitter lemon sweeter, to make your life sweeter!
A lemon is a lemon, it is what it is, it is bitter, it makes our mouths pucker up when we taste them. The same thing happens when we receive a lemon, our bodies, minds, and hearts pucker up from the bitterness of the blow of the lemon received. We don’t have to like it, we don’t have to want it or welcome it, it is after all “bitter” to receive lemons!
You don’t spell love, you feel it! We feel it in our hearts, minds and bodies. We feel love and relationships in such a way, that our health and well being are affected. As you read this article, take a moment to hold your relationships in your mind; one positive, one negative, observe the differences in how you feel in each one and, if possible, where the feelings show up in your body.
Arrival to Cabarete (or any other place) means leaving friends behind, and finding and making new friends comes easily and naturally for others, it can be a lonely isolating and challenging experience. Meeting and making new friends is a skill and like any other skill it can be learned and mastered!