So I heard some bad news today. Without getting into any details, I learned that two very different and very separate things came to an end. At first I was upset and saddened to receive this news. Now that I've had some time to reflect, my perspective has changed a bit.
I have heard since I was a child that life isn't fair. It has been my experience that life isn't always fair, but that the good times certainly outweigh the bad times. It has been said that you have to experience the downs in order to appreciate the ups. While I don't necessarily agree with that, I will say that the downs are a necessary part of life.
It has been the downs that have helped me to build the character and strength that has not only helped me to make lemonade when I've been given lemons but I've also been able to help others to make their own lemon-based treats out of the lemons they have been given.
I've also heard that the end is not really the end it is merely the start of something new. What you do with the lemons you get is up to you.