Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Taste The Sour

To my son Tommy,

They say "if you are given lemons, make lemonade" and I used to think that was a fine philosophy.  Of course it is espoused by those upbeat optimists that tend to annoy if you have too much contact with them.  So consider this when considering that phrase... Sure you can add refined sugar to make lemons more palatable and hide the sour, if you want to risk tooth decay, obesity, and diabetes, so is it really worth it?

You might think that is just my smart-alec answer but if you delve deeper you may see my logic (which is really scary).  Sometimes in life you just have to taste the sour.  A spoonful of sugar isn't always best to help the medicine go down.  Sometimes you just have to step up and swallow your medicine.  You have to stop sugar coating the bad in life and just accept it at face value.  By doing so you will appreciate the good in the world so much more.  If you bite into a lemon,  you will long for and appreciate the next bite of a sweet orange.

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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