Updated: May 5, 2021
First of all I love lemons, like really love lemons. I often eat them raw! However, this post isn't really about lemons themselves, but more about the well known saying, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Let's face it, too many of us love a good moan, or default to a half glass empty approach...
Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of people in the world, especially right now, who have genuine reasons to be stressed, struggling and in need of a safe space to vent and release.
However, this is about the times we find ourselves moaning, or falling into a negative rut, for no good reason. Often because we can, because it is our default mode, or simply because we haven't taken the time or space to explore how our pile of lemons might also be great for making a delicious tub of lemon sorbet, or, if we are really going for it, make a great environmentally friendly surface or toilet cleaner! (lemon juice + bicarbonate soda works wonders)!
Whilst I joke a little, the gentle reminder is real.
Before we start to complain about what we can't do, where we can't go, what is missing in our lives etc. try pausing, saying thank you, being honest about how you are feeling, not as a victim, but more as an observation and, when you are ready, still take the time to explore how that bowl of lemons might just be exactly what you need to make that nice, cool ,glass of lemonade, with a twist of course ;-),