When Life Gives You Lemons…

Guest post from Rachael at “My Goals My Future”:

my goals, my future

BW when life gives you lemons

Right now the proverbial saying is resonating in my soul.  I could tell you why and how I currently feel like I have lemons in my life but the focus should be on moving forward.  I am contemplating if I want to make lemonade.

The phrase has an interesting history (if you can be bothered to Wikipedia it!) and I love this early poem: 

Life handed him a lemon,
As Life sometimes will do.
His friends looked on in pity,
Assuming he was through.
They came upon him later,
Reclining in the shade
In calm contentment, drinking
A glass of lemonade.

By Clarence Edwin Flynn, 1940, The Rotarian

It is strange how often in the moments we have a surplus of lemons rolling around that people tend to look on in pity, observing from the outskirts, sometimes whispering or simply walk away.  In those moments all we need is…

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Author: Steven Macek

I learnt a long time ago that in order to grow it is necessary to step outside one’s comfort zone. As a person who craves growth and change this has led me to continually seek out opportunities to make myself uncomfortable, whether physically, emotionally or psychologically. The (Dis)Comfort Zone blog is a vehicle for cataloging those experiences.

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