When life gives you lemons

When life gives you lemons
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There is a lot of wisdom in the old saying “When life give you lemons, make lemonade”. If you feel down and out and things just aren’t going your way, the best thing you can do is to try and find things that are good and that you can be grateful for. It can be the smallest things, like; you woke up this morning, you can breathe, you know how to read, you know how to write, you know how to use a computer and so on. You can also make it a point to try and find out what you are supposed to learn from the bad experience, because there is always something to learn in every situation.

What can you learn?

Are you going through a bad break up? What can you learn from it? Maybe you can learn that you have the strength to stand on your own two feet, or that the person you were with was not who you thought they were. You might also find that your new situation gives you freedom to do what you couldn’t do while you were with them. There is freedom and strength to find when the pain recedes and you can always find solace in the thought that this too shall pass. The pain will end and you will be stronger and if you move forward and don’t revel in it you will find happiness again.

When life gives you lemons
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Don’t stay stuck

The lemons you get might come in many forms; betrayal, disease, loss of loved ones and so on, it happens to all of us, but it is in how we handle it that we have a choice. We can stay stuck in the hurt and pain or we can move forward knowing that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. The faster we realize it, the sooner we bounce back. We owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to love and honor ourselves through the bad periods, and be the best we can be. Staying stuck only hurts us and everyone around us.

Bless the pain

When life gives you lemons
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There is no glory in clinging to the bad experiences, there is only more pain. So bless everyone and everything that has hurt you and move on. You cannot change the past anyway, you can only change how you perceive it and how your future will be. You cannot move forward by looking backwards, since what happened in the past is already gone. Leave the ghosts of your past behind and decide to be at peace with it so you can move forward with happiness and gratitude as your only goal and as the only thoughts you linger on for any longer periods of time. Let gratitude permeate your life and the thoughts you think and see how everything changes for the better.

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2 thoughts on “When life gives you lemons”

  1. Hiya Kristina. What an excellent attitude to have. Why constantly stab ourselves with the past when the future starts right now?

    One of the major problems we have in life is other people’s expectations and how we think we match up to them. When we fall short it can often seem easier to feel guilty of something than face the truth – we are all amazing created beings.

    As you say, we wake and we breathe and the whole of the rest of our lives lies just in the next moment onwards. It’s how we approach life that has a major bearing on the guilt we decide we need to carry about with us.

    The past must be left where it now forever resides – in the past and our spotlights should be lighting up our futures so we can see how to use the past to properly shape the best future. we can,

    I guess the best way to think about it is to say a rude word or two and get over the past. And try never to forget that laughter really is the best medicine and is nectar for the spirit of man.

    All the best and thanks for a very cool and thought provoking post – Andre

    1. As always; you are spot on Andre 🙂 All we have is now, yesterday is gone and we know nothing about tomorrow, so why not make the best of this very moment? I have been practicing to find positive things in everything that happens, there is always something new to learn from every situation, no matter how bad it might seem.
      Someone very smart once said that we only have this moment right now, and it goes on for the rest of our lives. That thought inspires me to do what I like and let others do what they like. I no longer care that much about what others think I should do, it’s my life and I have the right to live it my way, as long as I don’t hurt others. It’s very liberating to do things for oneself instead of always considering what others might think or say!

      Wishing you lots of blessings!

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