When life hands you lemons make lemonade
Quote by Elbert Hubbard: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”
When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade by The Boy Least Likely To
When life gives you Lemon…. do what??
There are several kinds of citrus fruit. The most common are limes, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and lemons. Out of all of them, it is the lemon that has found its way into a number of English language expressions. While eating an orange or grapefruit can be pleasant, we don't usually eat plain lemons. Lemons are really sour.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. This popular saying is basically advising you to make the best of the negative situations in life. If you end up with something sour, like a lemon, try your best to find the deeper sweetness. This quote can be much easier said than done, however. Learn how to adopt a more optimistic attitude in the face of adversity. To make lemonade when life gives you lemons, try to look at failures and bad situations as challenges and opportunities to learn from, instead of letting them get you down.
Do something with the lemon, like make lemonade. To tell you the truth, I kind of live by this quote, but in another way. I consider lemons opportunities, not challenges. Not only that, but I try and find my own lemons on occasion. I feel that challenges are what breed opportunities. There is a difference from those who think a challenge is just another thing in life to those who face those challenges and make opportunities out of them.
When we think we have to make lemonade and sweetness out of the suck, we just end up feeling more miserable. No amount of squeezing and straining them into a different form is going to help.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life; making lemonade is turning them into something positive or desirable. The phrase was initially coined by Christian anarchist writer Elbert Hubbard in a obituary he penned and published for dwarf actor Marshall Pinckney Wilder. His was a sound mind in an unsound body. He proved the eternal paradox of things.