When Life Gives You Lemons

I have a sign hanging in my house that reads, "when life gives you lemons, make something sweet." So often in our lives, things don't go the way we planned or we get thrown a curveball that was unexpected. We may not always be able to change certain circumstances. We may very well be holding a bunch of lemons. It's not necessarily about getting rid of the lemons or trying to prevent the lemons from coming our way. It's about what we do with the lemons we are given. 

It's not going to be easy. It's not always straightforward. There aren't always roadmaps to our destinations. That's what makes all the best stories. The characters that didn't quit, that kept going, that pursued their adventures despite the odds--those are the heroes. We never want to read a novel where the character went on their journey without anything happening to them. We are inspired by the stories where the character had to triumph over something seemingly impossible.

We can turn our lemons into something sweet. It might not be what we wanted, but it may be even more amazing than a life without lemons. You may surprise even yourself by what you create.