Friday, June 14, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons…


Okay, let’s face it. Sometimes life doesn’t just give us lemons, sometimes it chucks them at us and they smack our foreheads and juice drips into our eyeballs and it’s all very painful.

As we rub our stinging eye and wince at the bruise forming on our forehead we can get pretty bitter at life and its flying lemons. We might even throw in the towel and give up altogether.

But you know what? That bruise on our foreheads is a reminder, a lesson.

When life gives us bruises we shouldn’t give up on it, we should just learn to duck next time and keep trekking forward. Because there is always going to be deadly lemons hurling towards you in life, and yes, there will be some that smack you, sometimes very hard, but we can’t let them stop our journey. Each bruise is just a reminder to avoid the next one. The more bruises we get, the better skilled we become at ducking, dodging, and evading those pesky lemons like ninjas as we walk on.

And who knows, we might even get so skilled that we can catch the lemons that seek to cause us pain and instead use them to make a refreshing glass of lemonade. Take that, lemons.

So don’t give up, don’t let the pain stop you from going forward.

Learn from it.

(And I probably shouldn’t post things I came up with at midnight.)


  1. And if life throws us enough lemons we might become professional lemon catchers. I think I might be rather close to this. (In fact, it should be made into a sport.)

    1. Ahahaha, exactly!! Then we can have a lemonade party. I think I'm getting rather good at catching them myself. ;)


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