I'll tell you, I've been jacked up since Friday. Who says that only teens have peer pressure?!
I have a lot going on in my life that I wish I could change but I can't (don't we all). I have a lot of things that affect me that are beyond my control, and so far, I've managed to keep all the fruit on my tree (at least on the inside).
One thing I've learned in life is that sometimes the only thing you can change is your attitude. And if you want to make lemons from lemonade, you've got to have the right attitude.
Today my 'fruit' might be lemons, and I like lemonade, so I will be alright!
Gal 5:22-23 (msg) 22-23But what happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.