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

August 21, 2015


‘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?

You can still have a great life if you have the right ATTITUDE! Click To Tweet

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.

Try to make a positive spin on what you have and you will feel so much better.Click To Tweet

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?

Surround yourself with positive, happy people.Click To Tweet

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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  • Reply Parul August 21, 2015 at 17:01

    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 🙂

    • Reply sue August 22, 2015 at 16:19

      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!

  • Reply Debbie August 21, 2015 at 18:17

    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.

    • Reply sue August 22, 2015 at 16:18

      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.

  • Reply Michelle August 22, 2015 at 11:46

    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

    • Reply sue August 22, 2015 at 16:17

      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!

  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues August 22, 2015 at 21:20

    It is indeed all about attitude, Sue and I love yours! You’re very inspiring!

    • Reply sue August 24, 2015 at 07:36

      Oh thank you for your kind words Corinne, I try to encourage others so glad you enjoyed the post.

  • Reply SaltyBug August 23, 2015 at 00:08

    I agree, it is all about attitude. Nice post.

    • Reply sue August 24, 2015 at 07:36

      Thank you and I’m pleased you enjoyed the post. Have a lovely day!

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville August 23, 2015 at 10:07

    So true, I love your perspective on this, really great post and thanks for linking up #Fridayreflections

    • Reply sue August 24, 2015 at 07:38

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

  • Reply Wendy August 23, 2015 at 23:18

    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! ?

    • Reply sue August 24, 2015 at 07:39

      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!

  • Reply Rachel @ tenminutessparw August 24, 2015 at 06:38

    This is great and I fully agree that trying to maintain a positive attitude is really beneficial to overall wellbeing.

    • Reply sue August 24, 2015 at 07:40

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

  • Reply Shandra Harris August 24, 2015 at 08:59

    Love the quote and the Wisdom shared. Your neighbor at Monday Motivation, this week. Feel free to visit back anytime.

    • Reply sue August 24, 2015 at 17:04

      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

  • Reply Jebbica August 26, 2015 at 05:39

    You are such an inspiration to me, Sue! You are the best! Thanks for sharing this at #FoodandFitnessFriday!

    • Reply sue August 26, 2015 at 12:34

      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.

  • Reply Bryce Rae August 28, 2015 at 06:13

    Love the attitude Sue.
    All the best,
    Bryce 🙂

    • Reply sue August 28, 2015 at 15:09

      Thanks Bryce!

  • Reply Daniela August 28, 2015 at 10:41

    I love this, Sue! I really like your point about not just making lemonade, but going further and making something even better. So wonderful!

    • Reply sue August 28, 2015 at 15:10

      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.

  • Reply Sandy Sandmeyer August 31, 2015 at 11:48

    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.

    • Reply sue September 1, 2015 at 12:13

      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

  • Reply Horace Williams Jr August 31, 2015 at 13:18

    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!

    • Reply sue September 1, 2015 at 12:14

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

  • Reply Tracey Abrahams August 31, 2015 at 19:06

    A great post about keeping a positive attitude. When life gives me lemons, I make pancakes! #AnythingGoes

    • Reply sue September 1, 2015 at 12:16

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

  • Reply Kim September 1, 2015 at 06:58

    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.

    • Reply sue September 1, 2015 at 12:19

      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

  • Reply Ashley Tukiainen January 14, 2016 at 04:07

    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 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 14, 2016 at 11:56

      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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