Spring arrived in the midst of darkness and heavy hearts world-wide. It is hard to get a handle on the duality of life. At the same time, it can be lovely and ugly, light and dark. The same Mother Nature that created so much misery last weekend, gave us a moon this weekend that was 14% bigger and brighter than it had been in 20 years. Was it to awaken us from winter's shortages to spring's abundance? Did the moon rise to the occasion by filling the skies with more light so we could think more clearly on how we could rise too?
One group didn't wait for the Supermoon to light their way. They were already rising...lemons in hand.
I saw this story on the news and it brought tears to my eyes. I love kids. I love people. I love being continually amazed by the capacity we have to help each other at every age. Read about what this group is doing here: http://lemonstoaid.org/
Here is another lovely story about the Japanese rising: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110318/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_earthquake_devastation
What can you do to turn someone else's lemons into lemon aid? To rise to the occasion? If you need a few options, go to http://www.cbsnews.com/ for a list of relief agencies that could use your help. This Red. White and Food post is for all who find and share sweetness in the light of the moon and rise to the occasion with lemons in hand.