When Life Gives You Lemons Its Your Choice What You Do With Them

When Life Gives You Lemons‘When Life Gives You Lemons – Make Lemonade –  And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White

I’ve heard the first part of this quotation but never the part about vodka!  What does this quotation really mean to me?

We know that Lemons can taste sour and we scrunch up our faces when we eat them while our glands are working in overdrive.  We don’t really like the taste so why do we continue to eat them?  One reason is that they are good for us, especially squeezed into warm water. Lemons can also be delicious when baked in a cake or used in a stir fry sauce.

They don’t have to be a bad taste – it is the way you use them.  Lemon and honey can be soothing when you have a sore throat.  Lemons can be refreshing in a glass of cold water.  There is a positive side to lemons you just have to look for it sometimes.

Life is like that.  We continue on with a relationship or career or life in general which is ‘sour’ to taste but we keep going back for more.  We also don’t try to find a way to fix it if possible.

Life is not perfect and anyone who says they have a perfect life might be seeing it through ‘rose-tinted’ glasses.  So what if your life isn’t perfect?

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You have a choice – we all have a choice.  Accept your lot in life and do nothing about it or accept what has been thrown at you and take up the challenge.  Find a way to conquer the challenge and enjoy the results.

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If you aren’t happy then do something about it! 

Make changes however small to try to find the happiness you are looking for.  Being grateful and happy about small things is a start which can be built on.  Don’t keep hanging out for happiness which might not exist.  You are wasting your life when you could be enjoying what you do have.

Take a moment to look at a part of your life that you aren’t happy with.  Is there a way to can change the situation to make it better?

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Surround yourself with positive people and their positivity and happiness will be infectious.  These people didn’t stop at lemons, they didn’t stop at making lemonade,  they reached for more and worked at making their lives the way they wanted them to be.

Happy and successful people don’t stop at the first hurdle, they keep working until they get it right for them. In other words they go past the lemonade and take the vodka to make life a party!

So next time, ‘life throws you lemons’ consider what you can do with them.  Will you throw them back? Will you make lemonade or will you be like others who have decided to accept vodka instead of lemons and enjoy your life?

It’s your call!

‘Let’s Keep Sizzling’

 

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35 thoughts on “When Life Gives You Lemons Its Your Choice What You Do With Them

  1. Parul

    Inspiring and I agree with you there. what we make of a situation is totally up to us. If we choose to stay positive with it, it works wonders!

    Visiting from the Friday Reflections Linky 🙂

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    1. sue Post author

      Thank you Parul for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Positivity can really achieve a great deal. Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Debbie

    It is so true, Sue. We do have a choice and we must choose love, care and happiness. It is not going to be easy, but quitting it is not the answer.
    You are someone who is always about bringing the best out of others, that is why I thought about your blog and nominated it for the Sunshine Blogger Award. More details on my blog of today.
    I hope you will accept it.

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    1. sue Post author

      Thank you so much Debbie for the nomination. I do try to encourage others in anyway I can, although I think the same about you. Thanks for your continuing support and have a lovely weekend.

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  3. Michelle

    I happen to love lemons! I drink it every morning with warm water. I believe positive attitudes rub off on others too and that is why I choose to be positive as much as I can. Too much in the world to be negative about. It is a choice. Have a great weekend Sue. Following you on Bloglovin

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    1. sue Post author

      Me too Michelle!!! I agree positive attracts positive and we need all the positivity we can get in this world. Thanks for following on Bloglovin and have a great weekend yourself!

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    1. sue Post author

      thanks Mackenzie and also thank you for the opportunity to post through #Fridayreflections. Hope you are enjoying your holiday.

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  4. Wendy

    I love this, Sue! Attitude is everything. Some people can deal with the most horrible circumstances with joy, while others allow something small to ruin their whole day. I want to be that first person. We all have our bad moments and bad days, and sometimes we may even need to stay in that place for a short time to process what is going on, but ultimately it is our choice to either choke on the lemons, enjoy the sweet lemonade, or celebrate with a party! 😀

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    1. sue Post author

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post Wendy. Sometimes it isn’t easy to be positive all the time, however we need to make it more often than not. We certainly think alike! Have a lovely day!

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    1. sue Post author

      Thanks Rachel and I’m enjoying your posts about your upcoming half marathon. Keep going you will do it!

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    1. sue Post author

      Thank you Shandra for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I visited your page as well so maybe see you at next week’s Monday Motivation

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    1. sue Post author

      Oh how lovely of you to say Jessica. You have made my day and it is so great to hear I can help and inspire others. Some days you don’t think you are making a difference and then POW! someone makes a comment like you did and it lifts the spirits. Thanks for the opportunity to link up at #foodandfitnessfriday.

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    1. sue Post author

      Thank you Daniela for commenting and glad that you enjoyed the post. It isn’t always easy but it is our choice what we get out of life. Enjoying your course and support. Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. Sandy Sandmeyer

    Love that quote from Ron White. It’s true. You have a choice on how you deal with adversity. Thanks for the reminder, Sue! And thanks for sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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    1. sue Post author

      Thanks Sandy it is all about our choices and we all are face with adversity at some point it is all down to how we handle it. Thanks for the comment

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  6. Horace Williams Jr

    I love this Sue! We all will have difficulties at times in our lives. It is up to us how we handle it! I believe it is key who you surround yourself with. They can help you immensely in those difficult times. I hope to be that positive person for my friends too. remember every day is a blessing!

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    1. sue Post author

      I’m sure you are that positive persona Horace! Thanks for stopping by with such a lovely comment and have a great day!

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    1. sue Post author

      Well that’s positive – and delicious! It is all about our attitude isn’t it. Thanks for linking up at #AnythingGoes

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  7. Kim

    Great post…LOVE it…technical question: do you use the upgraded ClicktoTweet program to get those tweet boxes within your post?? I want to add those to my posts and I’m wondering if it is the version that you have to pay for. Thanks.

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    1. sue Post author

      Glad you enjoyed the post Kim. I use wordpress so just used the Click to Tweet plugin which was free. It is a great tip I’ve learned and I find people usually click and tweet so the message gets out. Hope this helps

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  8. Ashley Tukiainen

    I absolutely love this!! Thank you so much for linking up with From The Archives Friday! Your post has been chosen as one of our weekly featured favorites. Please stop by one of the hosts blogs to get your favorites button 🙂

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh Ashley what a lovely surprise a weekly featured favorite I feel very honoured! Thank you for stopping by to let me know and I’ll look forward to linking up again. Have a great day – you have certainly made mine!

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