Being a stay-at-home-mom, with no consistent Monday thru Friday work schedule, my days tend to blend together; but today, I am so HAPPY it’s Friday! I seriously had a tough week!
When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade….When Life gives you funky lemons, get creative and make funky lemonade!
Life’s Funky Lemons
When weeks, days, or even hours are tough, good mental health plays a vital role in keeping a person moving forward; especially, when Life dumps a truck load of “funky” lemons in your way.
Ever heard of the expression, “When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” An encouraging phrase often used to encourage others to make the best of an unfortunate or unpleasant situation. Well, for me, I am often “gifted” with Life’s “funky” lemons; bruised, irregular, slightly discolored, even sometimes, smelly lemons. Funky lemons are not just difficult, unpleasant situations, but more like challenging, unique, odd-ball situations that completely differ from the average normal lemon (difficult or unpleasant situation). Simply, funky lemons require a little extra work.
It’s okay to encounter funky Life lemons, the funkier the better… Funky Life lemons can make life interesting, entertaining, meaningful, and more often than not, teach extremely valuable lessons that usually become beneficial for later in life. However, funky Life lemons can be frustrating and emotionally exhausting too. You can’t exactly make sweet lemonade with funky lemons, but with a lot of hard work, you can make something out of it. You just have to think outside the box, have an open mind, and get creative when facing a challenging odd-ball situation. Even the funkiest of lemons can be turned around into something better.
Tossing Funky Lemons Back
The best thing about Life’s funky lemons is that you can sometimes toss them back. For me, I have a tendency of stumbling across funky lemons (all the time); but I have eventually learned that I can’t save the world from all of Life’s funky lemons. If Life gives you the opportunity to walk away from a difficult situation, especially, a situation that has nothing to do with you, do it! I think a lot of us feel obligated to save the World and sometimes the World just doesn’t want to be saved (at least not yet). Although Life does give us lemons, we sometimes have the choice to toss the funky ones back and keep the ones we know we can use to make lemonade.
Sense of Humor
Funky lemons require a good sense of humor. I think a good sense of humor while coping with a challenging situation not only encourages us to make the best of a bad situation, but also opens the mind up to other possibilities (ideas) to overcome challenging situations. Not all funky lemons are bad, some have purpose, and I strongly believe a negative mind keeps us focused on the bad side of a funky lemon; instead of discovering the good side (perhaps a different side) in which allows us to better overcome and understand a challenging situation.
All this talk of lemons and lemonade is making me thirsty. If I didn’t make any sense, just know, the next time Life gives you lemons (even funky ones), remain positive and make the best darn-good lemonade ever! Breathe, laugh, and take one funky lemon at a time.
Happy Friday and wishing everyone a great weekend!