Making Lemonade

When life hands you lemons, do you make lemonade?  What does that even mean?

In order for you to make lemonade that's any good you would also need sugar and water.  If the "bad" things in life are the lemons, then you would also make lemonade out of the sweet things in life; the sugar.  And don't forget the nourishing things in life; the water.  So theoretically it is impossible to make lemonade out of just the lemons, or the "bad" things in life.

This has never rung so true to me as lately.  I'm personally struggling with a lot of lemons in my life.  Are you making lemonade out of your situations?  We have times of really loving moments, deep connections, and nourishing opportunities within our families.  All the while we are handling situations that no one can comprehend fully, except us.  Each person's situation is different and thus, we get our individual "lemon-situations". 

Alone, the lemons would make a pretty sour drink and at times life can feel very sour.  If we never bring the life ingredients of sugar and water into our situations we will always be encountering the sour taste of life.  If you haven't brought any sugar or water into your life lately, isn't it time?

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, 
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
~ Philippians 4:8 ~

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