For me as a believer, the victory on the cross at the hands of Jesus is what pulls me through the valley! His victory was SURE over death and the grave and that victory covered ALL things opposing our Father in Heaven! That means sin, sickness, debt and ANY circumstance that opposes God's work here on earth and in Heaven! That victory was sealed with the blood of Jesus, that when He died and sent the One in the Holy Spirit to live on the inside of us, we were endued with that same power He possessed from on high! That means we have the SAME victory He does and we have the SAME power over ANY circumstance that Jesus does! Isn't that AWESOME news!!!
Laughter is such a colorful word and can pull you up out of any pit! If you don't believe me try it! Smile at someone and more times than not, they will smile back at you! They say that laughing extends your life! That's encouraging!! I'd much rather be found smiling and laughing than pursing as if eating sour lemons!!! This page was just out of my happiness in the moment! Nothing really in mind except laughter! I collaged many wonderful papers that I have in my stash along with yummy acrylics and of course my Crafter's Workshop stencils from wonderful Julie Fe-Fan Balzer designs!! Just super fun!
So if life has handed you lemons today, pull out your journal and make happy lemonade with all your fun stash! By then end, maybe you will be laughing....if at nothing else....yourself!! LOL!!! Here is a little phrase entitled "The Optimist," which appeared in a 1940 rendition of the Rotarian:
"Life handed him a lemon,
As Life sometimes will do.
His friends looked on in pity,
Assuming he was through.
Them came upon him later,
Reclining in the shade
In calm contentment, drinking
A glass of lemonade."
I love it! Cheers to you today!