“If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade”

Although the origins are unclear, it is widely believed that Dale Carnegie popularized this proverbial phrase in his book, Stop Worrying and Start Living.

Another way to look at it is that, while this phrase was meant to instill a positive attitude in people by teaching them to make the best of a “bitter” situation (pun intended! 😀 )

When life gives you lemons, you can’t always make lemonade. Often times, those lemons are rotten, hard, too sour or lack juice. Then, what do we do?

Life is a lot like this. You are often stuck with useless lemons for a long time, but eventually those lemons will dry up and you have to throw them away. Many times we get opportunities knocking on our door; however they are either never really the way we wanted them or the time is not right to take advantage of these opportunities. What I mean is that, sometimes, we get lemons, then we come up with a  great idea to use those lemons, but unfortunately, it is never the way you assumed it will be, so you are stuck with just lemons in the end. Irony of life.

Now, at this point, you take those lemons and use it to shine and polish your dishes. Hence, you are in turn making the best of the situation. You have to find ways to shine and polish your life, despite being stuck with those horrid lemons.

While I may sound pessimistic here, I am actually not. These types of circumstances do come and go in everyone’s lives. This is when you have the opportunity to receive more lemons that you can actually make lemonade out of.

Just a thought for the day…


By Maya 🙂

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