When life gives you lemons

I’ve been missing in action letting the busyness of life lemons control my destiny. “When life gives you lemons it’s time to make lemonade.” We’ve all heard the cliche.

But what does it mean.

Lemonade is a proverbial phrase used to encourage a can do attitude in the face of adverse situations. Lemons suggest someting sour or difficult; making lemonade is turning those difficulties into something positive.

Simply, making lemonade is more than just looking at your lemons and saying, “It could be worse.” Making lemonade takes effort, requiring some form of recipe. In other words: making lemonade means doing things that most people are not willing to do.

It is human nature to accept life circumstances of complaining instead of shifting our perspective, turning a negative into a positive. Most of us are conditioned into a complaining attitude. Complaining is unattractive, and won’t solve a darn thing. But this is how most of us deal with our lemons. We equate “rolling with the punches” to “making lemonade.” This is not right, and can be a dangerous-mindset. We need to refuse to let life happen; but instead take it into our own hands and create a life that we love.

Life will never fail to supply the lemons. They will come, we never have to ask for it, but the difference between trials and triumph, is our preparation and our mindset. I believe that success and happiness in life is not simply luck, but the result of our choices.

I know these unlucky events may come, I know bad things will happen, so I might as well prepare for them?

I’ve taken out my juicer, grabbed a bag of ice, set up my lemonade stand filled with lemons, now I’m about to make the best lemonade I can make. Who wants a cup?

My point being: when life gives you lemons, you better hope you’ve cornered the market on lemonade that day!

Love, Light & Energy

❤ Pamela

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