Have you ever heard the saying that you should "Make lemonade from Lemons?"
The best time to hear that is when you are in the midst of a challenge. Maybe you have just lost your job, had a tire blow, a child get really sick, woke up on the wrong side of the bed, had a fight with your spouse, a teenager that stayed out too late, been turned down for something you were really excited about and the list goes on and on. Basically those challenges are the "LEMONS" that are dished out our way. Of course, we use lemons as a comparison because they can be sour and might feel like they don't have too many uses all by themselves. They might look pretty, but then you take a bite and realize that they are just sour.
When we are feeling the weight of the challenges we might feel like we want to stomp on the lemons instead of nicely squeezing them. I am sure that most people are telling us that we should nicely cut the lemons, squeeze them and maybe even add a little sugar and we will get great tasting lemonade. Instead of that process, we might think about STOMPING on the lemons. Would you feel better if you could take a bunch of lemons and put them on the ground and stomp on them? If you had them in a large container there is one thing that is for sure. You would still come out with LEMONADE.
The process is different, but the end result could potentially be the same. Which way will make you feel better? Maybe you start with STOMPING on them, then you choose to pick up the lemons that haven't completely been stomped on and gently squeeze them to get the most out of every lemon. Then you add a little sugar and you have come up with LEMONADE.
Life's challenges usually come out with great tasting lemonade, but it is a different process for everyone and some things take longer to taste good. Which process are you using? It's alright to use some of both.
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