Day #216: When Life Gives You Lemons – Make A Decision

There is an old saying;

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

This proverbial phrase suggests the encouragement of optimism and a can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest bitterness, while lemonade is a sweet drink.

So when life does give you lemons (and it will), what will you do? You have a decision to make. Here they be:

When life gives you lemons,

  • throw them back
  • keep them, they are free lemons
  • make lemonade
  • throw them at someone
  • grab some tequila & salt
  • unless life also gives you some sugar and some water, your lemonade is going to suck
  • say thank you
  • plant a lemon tree
  • spice up your meals
  • learn to juggle
  • sell them
  • share them

The point is; life will give you lemons. Sometimes you will be able to use the opportunity and surprise the world, sometimes the lemons will have limited options and sometimes you may feel like there is no options and throw them away. But reality is (as shown above), there are a number of choices you can make and even more than the ones listed. You need to decide whether you will take hold of the opportunity and make it work somehow. Or you can simply throw them away or right back at someone. But how you handle this, will define you in that very moment.

Three things define you. Your words, your actions and your attitude. – Anil Sinha

So what words will you choose, what action will you take. What will your attitude be?