“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”

This is one of my all time favorite quotes!

You can take any “lemon” and turn it into lemonade.  You just have to look long enough and hard enough at the situation to find how it can be turned to your advantage.

Lose a job, find a new career.
Lose a love, find a new lover.
Lose anything and find something to replace it. 

The thing is, we often dwell on the “sour lemon” so much that we cannot see the forest for the trees.  We are so absorbed in our problem that we do not look for a solution. We talk to our friends about the problem. We cry to relatives about how unfair it is.  We look for sympathy anywhere we can find it.

Do not get so absorbed in your problems that you do not see the challenge they could present. Each lemon could really be opportunity knocking if you would only step back and evaluate what has happened.

Next time you are dealt an unfair hand by life, take a look at it carefully.  What can you find in the situation that you can make better with a slight attitude adjustment?  Find it and make just that one small change.  Then look for another thing and another.  YES! You are making lemonade.

So, “If you get lemons, make lemonade”.