• Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

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When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons, make some lemon chicken, lemon cake and lemon air freshener with the leftovers.

When life gives you lemons, make some lemon chicken, lemon cake and lemon air freshener with the leftovers.

A friend recently wrote that when life gave her lemons she used to pelt them at people and now she uses the lemons for other purposes. I have adopted that policy. My to-do list is long, my responsibilities are steep and life is full of all kinds of stuff that is not pleasant. I am going to take all these lemons and use my best efforts on all I have to do, and in doing so I am going to turn my lemons into terrific things. It is all a matter of attitude. I cannot change the to-do list. I cannot change how other people act. All I can do is control myself and how I react, so I am turning those lemons into something amazing.

The to-do list is no longer a horrible thing. I now see it as many opportunities to do terrific jobs on a variety of tasks. I keep my to-do list in electronic form so I can easily access it. I also like to be able to move things and adjust due dates as necessary. What I have come to realize is that I create my to-do list. It is not the other way around. Since I create the to-do list, I am the boss of it, not the other way around. This means that the to-do list is not a horrible thing I have to be afraid of or angry about. That knowledge is a relief and a comfort.



My responsibilities are no longer burdens I must carry, instead, they are opportunities to do terrific for those to whom I owe a duty. All those chores and jobs I don’t want to do are no longer a pain in the rear instead, they are an opportunity to showcase my skills and my ability to make the sub-par terrific. I am a wife, a mother, a friend and an entrepreneur. Each of those roles comes with responsibilities and obligations. At the same time, each of those roles is a blessing. There are people all over the world who wish they had those roles and obligations. When I started looking at all those obligations and responsibilities as a blessing and not a problem, things changed. I began to have a better attitude and do a better job of handling my obligations and responsibilities.

Every day is a day to celebrate lemons and the things they allow us to create! Take a moment now and look at your life. Are there any lemons you can turn into make some lemon chicken, lemon cake and lemon air freshener.


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