The latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book titled “From Lemons to Lemonade” is now available! Anyone who is looking for a pick-me-up, a little encouragement or a ray of hope will enjoy this book ~ after all, who hasn’t had their share of lemons in life? Here is an excerpt from my story entitled, Hidden Treasure Finder, which is included in this edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul:
“Here you go,” the auction coordinator said. “Everything in this cargo container is yours and must be moved out.” She looked over at our Ford Expedition and back at the cargo unit.
“I hope it all fits,” she said, with a shake of her head that indicated she was doubtful. I looked in at all the junk and thought, “I hope it doesn’t!”
How did we get there? It didn’t seem that long ago that my husband Jeff and I were working hard at our real estate business and doing okay; then the market took a dive and we found ourselves needing to get creative about other ways to earn income. Jeff took the initiative by bidding on an auction lot of items from an area community college with the intention of reselling the items to make some much needed cash.
So there I stood, staring into a cargo container full of old, stinky, dirty junk, not knowing where to begin.
Hope you have the chance to read the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey would say, and find out how my Hidden Treasure Finder turned lemons into lemonade!