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Lemons

“When life throws at you lemons, make lemonade.”

Sometimes life is hard. You do your best, making realistic plans, taking action steps, and being consistent. These among many other steps, but somehow you keep straining. Your intended goals disappearing further from the vicinity. Feelings of giving up creep in, like thieves in the night. Tempted and tired of fighting, you almost give them a chance. Held by the shred of hope hidden deep within, it pulls you out of the downward spiral, and you give one more push. Crossing your fingers, and having learned from the other failures now. Your chances of success are even higher.

Luck is when preparedness meets with opportunity. If you had not set the goals and took the action steps you took. You would not be able to seize an opportunity when it came your way. A valuable lesson that even if you do not reap fruits from your struggles and efforts now, it was not all in vain. At least you have set up the foundation, and soon your opportunity will come knocking. Make delayed gratification a welcome friend.

“Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation. While bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.”Eliyahu Goldratt

Pain demands to be felt. When times get hard, and the pain too much to bear, we try to run away from the pain. But they say what you resist persists. Not too long ago, I experienced great losses. Loss of loved ones, and soon after a business. It was a very depressing period. Not knowing how to deal with it was worse. We are usually averse to pain. We try to avoid it at all costs, and when we experience it, We don’t let it go. We carry the disappointments in regrets of what-ifs. When a painful experience crosses your path, it is okay. Feel it, learn from it if there is anything to learn, then let it go. By letting the pain go after you have felt it frees you from its chains. Doing this can then unveil a new stronger you, molded by pain and experience. Finding new passions was my realese. Reading, writing and practicing a mindful life of present moments and gratitude.

“Sit with the pain until it passes, and you will be calmer for the next one.” Naval Ravikant

Lemonade is a sweet and sour drink made from a bitter fruit, lemons. Its health benefits aside. We can always make something good out of a bad experience. Our reaction to a situation has the power to change the outcome. It is all in perspective. There is nothing wrong with being optimistic. As long as you are realistic, being patient if you have put in the necessary action. Make the best out of your bad situation today, turn those lemons life has thrown at you into lemonade.

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller

What lemons has life thrown at you? How did you turn them into lemonade?

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42 thoughts on “Lemons

      1. Hello kinge , I’m new to all this blogging, I’ve got my own but still not sure what I’m doing , but I do know I have much to learn and much to say AND LUISA ZAMBROTTA fellow blogger has told me this . Through a horrible childhood , a very difficult and amazing marriage to a man 25 years older than myself at a young age .Many surgeries. VERY MANY SCARS BOTH EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY ,many miracles by our creator Being an empath by nature has taught me how to turn my SCARS INTO STARS THANK YOU MY FRIEND be safe 🦋💃

      2. Hi, welcome to the blogging community. It’s a wonderful place with awesome people who share lessons, stories, experiences values, life journeys and mode. Do not worry, just start writing, and In time your writing will direct you to the right niche based on your values and the direction your life is facing.

        I’m also relatively new, this being my 10th month since I started this blog and I’m enjoying the journey. I share my beliefs, new lessons from the books I read and my life experience. Interact with fellow bloggers, learn and grow.

        Sorry about your life experiences. I’ve come to learn even though our pasts have been tough, maybe unfair.. the journey is why really matters, being here now, stronger and wiser. Most of the bloggers write to express themselves, have a channel to let out anything that needs expression. Do that and you’ll heal and grow if it’s what you are looking for. Wishing you peace, love and light. Happy to have you on board the amazing WordPress community.

  1. Sorry for your sad times😞, Kinge. Loss is always difficult to face.
    I loved this “Sit with the pain until it passes, and you will be calmer for the next one.” Naval Ravikant
    It does help to do this. Resisting the pain only makes it crop up later at inconvenient times. Great reminder.
    Be blessed!

  2. Condolences for your losses and you are proof of how to overcome adversity. Lemon Juice just love it, cleansing and refreshing helps remove stagnation too. We are all going through adversity waiting patiently to be able to move and continue with our life. Bless you Kinge

  3. About delayed gratification 🙌🏾 our generation has a lot to learn

    When I watched the movie “the fault in our stars” and heard that line “pain demands to be felt” for the first time… I couldn’t get over it. It’s a whole truth that we out to carry with us. I am glad that you have found a way to feel your pain and win while at it

    Great post!

    1. True, the world now is hooked to instant rewards thanks to the fast advancing technology 😐

      It was a beautiful quote that fit in perfectly in the scene. Interesting how the more you think on the quote, live it through experiences, the more you understand it. Yes, we should carry this truth.

      Thanks for your kind words. Be Blessed.

  4. One time I heard this “success is on the other side of pain, so what are you running away from it for”, and it felt mostly true as I went deep into my thoughts and analysed many scenarios of my life and the stories of some great men. It’s really a key thing we all ought to realise. No pain, no gain.
    Loved your points 💚

    1. Very well said Joel. A powerful line full of truths. Teaches us to choose the pains that are worth suffering for, endure them with passion to reach the other side of the desired success. Thank you.

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