When Life Gives You…


…they are bright and beautiful blessings. This is another scene from my outdoor office. The lemons remind me that setbacks can be tart and bitter, but when combined with self-reflection and gratitude can become an exquisite nectar of growth, wisdom, and experience.

With Love,


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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7 Responses to When Life Gives You…

  1. ksbeth says:

    a great way to look at things and i so wish i had lemons growing outside )

  2. My parents use to have a lemon tree

  3. It must be awesome to have lemons growing outside your window, Russ! 🙂 I so want to live somewhere like that!

  4. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Wow! Lemons! And I really like the way you think. Great post, Russ! ❤

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