Make Lemonade Out Of Lemons

Make Lemonade Out Of Lemons

Make Lemonade Out Of Lemons

We do not always get what we want when we want them, this is life as we know it. Sometimes we dream big and make great plans only to see a little bit of those dreams become reality. In many cases, none of the things we dream of even becomes a reality.

One thing we can all relate to is this: When we were all kids, we all dreamed of becoming adults, having money and settling down simply because we thought adulthood was fun. Life slapped us all in the face and made us realize that we had been scammed! Adulthood is hard!

Repeat after me: Adulthood is HARD!

All of a sudden, we realize that we have so many responsibilities to attend to and we are finally at the point in our lives when we have no one but us to cater to our needs. These moments can be very depressing and social media makes it even worse. But all hope isn’t lost because there are reasons and seasons for everything.

I remember when I was 22. I had planned to settle down at the age of 25. I had dreamed of having an awesome job and maybe one or two kids by age 29. None of those happened. It was so sad to see those dreams die but now when I look back, I am glad that none of those happened at the time. You know why? Because I grew and learned and saw life from a different perspective.

First, let me say that I am more mature than I was when I made those plans. Those years of not getting what I wanted have taught me patience, they have made me more enlightened too. I’m doing things I would never have thought of doing— far better than what I had planned. This is because I learned to make lemonade out of the lemons life threw at me.

My point is this: life will hit you hard. Yes, the period will not be palatable but it’ll strengthen you. It’ll mold you into that which you ought to be and many times, it is far from what you can even imagine.

One thing I’ve come to realize is that there’s no such thing as “I am not where I’m supposed to be.” You are exactly where you ought to be regardless of whatever your plans and dreams are. You are in the moment and you’re being shaped for the future ahead. Listen, you can’t run ahead of time.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying you shouldn’t make plans— I’m only saying that those plans may not be. And even if they become, they may not happen at the time you want them to and that is fine. However, you must be prepared for change and how you react to it really matters.

You can decide to whine and wail about your situation and keep comparing yourself to others who are on their different journeys or brace yourself, embrace the change while trusting God that everything will be fine in the end.

In other words, when life hits you with lemons, make lemonade and don’t forget to serve it chilled. 😉

Has life hit you with lemons? How did you make your lemonade? Do you think your life would have been better if you had oranges instead? Share your thoughts!

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Viano Dee

Viano Dee is a non niche blogger, poet, songwriter and a hardcore romantic who believes that life is something that we all should be positive about. She writes about life generally with the hope that positive change will occur even if it's just in one person. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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1 year ago

So true. Reality sinks in and one must adapt. We often visualize the best for ourselves but the unpredictability of life can sometimes throw us off. Thank you for the encouragement Vee.

Lyosha
1 year ago

I love this saying esp as when I was a kid who loves eating lemons I couldn’t get the meaning of this saying.

Lori Bosworth
1 year ago

I think each of us gets hit with lemons here and there. I recall making lemonade out of lemons several years ago when I was laid off. The lay-off encouraged me to aim for a higher paying position which I ended up getting!

Holly Giordani
1 year ago

Really great content. It cant be more true. Important to remember that we are all fighting a battle!

Michael Oyco
1 year ago

So deep that I can put many instances in one phrase. Nice job

Robin
1 year ago

My mentor always says this phrase, as she believes in always taking adversity and turning it into an opportunity. Love the cute graphics! xoxo

Ashley Rademacher
1 year ago

Oh the things I would tell my 25 year old self. Or even my 18 year old self.

Kristine Nicole Alessandra
1 year ago

Reading your post made me think of one dream I had when I was young – that my ex-husband and I would raise the kids and grow old together. Well, he didn’t help me raise the kids and he grew old with someone else. I admit, I was hurt, but now, looking back at that time, I am glad he did walk away. I got my confidence back, I became who I wanted to be, I got to travel, and I raised all my kids by myself – all of whom are now professionals in their careers. The lemons that life gave me I turned into the perfect lemonade! 🙂

Sondra Barker
1 year ago

Love this!

Melanie williams
1 year ago

I love this. Considering the current situation we need to all try and make the best of things for sure xx

Amy Braun
1 year ago

Very wise words. You can be all negative about what is happening in your life or you could stand up, take responsibility, and just make something out of it.

Chelsea Sauvé
1 year ago

Love this perspective, adulting really is all about churning out that lemonade! 🍋

Carri
1 year ago

Yep! I’ve had my fair share of lemons tossed my way, but have always tried to turn them into lemonade…chilled!

blair villanueva
11 months ago

Venting our frustrations is okay (but not always!), it helps to relief stress a bit. But we can’t whine coz that will not give us results.

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