Lemon's to Lemonade

When was the last time you paused to enjoy life’s sweet moments? To savor the taste of a decadent dessert? To delight in the sound of a child’s laughter? To ignite a spark of creativity within another person? These simple pleasures add beauty to our lives.

In Lemons to Lemonade: Little Ways to Sweeten Up Life’s Sour Moments, Addie Johnson inspires us to find the hidden treasures all around us. Her lighthearted and spirited book, with its collection of stories, quotes, tips, and quips, contains the perfect ingredients for happiness. Today, may you be inspired to pause and discover the simple pleasures in your life.

Live Inspired,

Michelle Sedas

Host of the Inspired Living Café

Excerpted from Lemons to Lemonade: Little Ways to Sweeten Up Life’s Sour Moments by Addie Johnson

Simple Pleasures and Hidden Treasures

Happiness is all around us. We can’t create it and we can’t micromanage it. You can’t force yourself to be happier. You can only discover it. The best way I know to do that is to put yourself in the path of happy accidents by doing what you love with purpose and staying open and aware to the possibility of happiness beyond your wildest dreams. Too often we hide away the treasure of our own happiness as if there’s a limited supply, and we forget that life will bring plenty more for us if we only let it.

Seeing Anew

There are plenty of magic tricks and scientific studies that prove that if we expect to see something, that’s pretty much what we’ll see, even if it’s not really there. The same thing happens in our lives: we see the same thing every day, and we shut off the part of ourselves that’s on the lookout for the new and interesting, so sometimes we pass it by altogether. Can you vow to see something new every day?

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are,
or where you are, or what you are doing
that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.”
~Dale Carnegie


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