Lemons -Lemonade or sour face?
“When life gives you Lemons, make Lemonade.” I think a large number of us will have heard that saying.
What this is telling us is that when seemingly difficult or negative situations arise, we decide what we do with them. In other words, we write the script for our lives.
Sure, I would rather eat a mango or make pineapple juice, but if I only have lemons, what is the point of lamenting about not having mangoes and pineapples? Either I can go out and look for mangoes and pineapples, or I use my lovely fresh lemons to make my lemonade.
Who “gave you” the lemons?
You get to choose whether you turn a bitter situation (a difficulty, problem) into something sweet (an advantage).Or whether you sit and blame your mother, neighbour, husband, child or the state for only having lemons. This is a waste of time. You know why? Blaming others is a waste of time because they are not responsible for your attitude!
Ok, so there are situations which are beyond our control, ie there is no sugar in the shops (yes there are places where this really happens!). I understand this can be difficult for those who like their lemonade sweet, but hey, maybe we can make lemonade today with no sugar??! Who knows we might even acquire a taste for sugarless juice!!!
A new strategy unfolding? Turn sour into sweet
Ok, this might not be new for you. But I hope it will act as a reminder that the choice is ours. Hopefully also as an encouragement for the next time something does not go as planned. Take the “sourness” out of the situation. Rethink the situation. What if you could see it from a different perspective? What ways can you think of that would help you make the best of the situation?
This will expand your creative skills and definitely give you a more positive outlook on life. Hopefully also attract more positive people and experiences to you.
And it does not really have to be lemonade – you could even make lemon meringue pie :)or Lemon Drop Cocktail. You could even experiment with making pineapple juice out of the lemons –
now that would be a real achievement! 🙂
I dare you to experiment with making “lemon meringue pie” ( a synonym for a positive outcome) the next time you get a bag of unwanted “lemons” (a seemingly negative situation).
Please be sure to let me know how it “tastes”!