You won’t believe where I am right now. It’s like Heaven itself came down and graced me with a view. A serene lake smoothed out with scarcely a ripple, mountain sides around decorated with pines, redwoods, and the like. Cloudy skies whispering rain drops. And I’m here sitting on an entire hill made of sand. The kids are climbing up the sand dune as high as they can, then running with all their might down to collide into us. Josh is trying to convince me he needs a pet salamander and Thad helped the kids catch 21, that’s right 21, in a little mote they made out of sand. The water is cold, but not unbearable. Somehow Rori and Sam are braving the lake with shivers and excitement about the pool of newts they’ve collected.
All I keep thinking is how can life possibly be this good? I don’t in any way deserve such happiness. It’s true. I’ve done nothing to earn my sweet children, or the incredible husband by my side. Isn’t it crazy to just sit back and reflect of the good stuff? I’ll be honest with you it’s a little easier for me to reflect on the bad things than the good. Somehow, they stick in my memory better. I wish that weren’t the case but it is. My mind easily flits off to negative moments and past hurts before it goes to the good, the great.
I have to choose to think of what is going well, or what’s been simply happy in my life. It’s why I needed a business name to keep me focused on were I want my mind to be. To make lemonade out of lemons wasn’t going to be good enough for me. I needed to make the sweetest, the best, out of every situation. Sweetest Lemonade is a place in my mind where I want to stay instead of visit.
It’s like this cake. The oven heated up the kitchen more times than I’d like to admit to get this one right. It needed to be moist and the cake kept coming out dry and not as lemony as it needed to be. I had to take a step back and look at everything lemon pudding cake was doing right, before I could assess how to fix the problem.
Perspective. It’s needed in the kitchen and in my personal life.
Just like sitting on the beach watching my three kids play and my husband be just as enthused about salamanders as they were. I took a step back and saw my life in the right perspective. Not of everything I’m lacking, but everything I have.
What a beautiful way to make lemonade. An the perfect day for a lemon pudding cake. As always I’ve linked up any ingredients you might want to grab online to save yourself a trip to the store. This amazing cake is gluten free, grain free, dairy free and only uses honey to sweeten. Incredible right?!?