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Lemons of Life
Lemons. First off what are "lemons?" is the question that comes to mind. Every has their own way of defining lemons, but let me give it to you like this. Lemons are the good, bad, and the ugly. Lemons can be something emotional, physical, psychological and anything else you can really think of. These "lemons" can make us happy to the point where you jump with joy, smile and laugh for no reason. These "lemons" can also put you down in the gutter, make you feel worthless, if you let them. Ever notice how some people can eat a lemon (literally speaking) and then we say, "how can you eat that? it's soo sour." Well to you it may be sour, but to them that lemon is as sweet as a peach. My point being, no matter how sour or sweet that lemon is or what you think it is, you have to take it as it is. You determine the flavor of your lemons, not the other way around.
When Life Gives You Lemons
When life gives you lemons, what do you do with all of them? Hmm..well what would I do? I'm going to keep it real with you. This really all depends on what type of lemons we're talking about. There are different scenarios for determining what type of lemons you have, but in general I look at it this way. When life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold. Make the sweetest lemon juice. Give some lemons away. For those who still haven't gotten the gist of everything, you make the most of your lemons. This world and life is too short to be upset, angry, down on yourself. No one is going to care about you as much as yourself in this life, you've got to paint your lemons gold by any means necessary. For example, let's say your life isn't doing soo well right now, you just lost your job, your significant other just left you, you can't make your cell phone payment and it's about to be shut off. What do you do? Well you can either sit back and accept that your lemons are rotten, or you can get up and make some lemonade. You have to ask yourself how bad you want it. How abundant you want your life to be. Will you sell your cell phone to have some extra spending money? Are you willing to sacrifice in order to gain? So when life gives you lemons, paint that shit gold. By any means necessary. Period.
The Word Try Doesn't Exist in Lemon
Read the heading again..ok now do it again. Got it? Good. When life handed you those lemons you have to make a decision. You're either going to do something, or you're not. Make a fist. Did you do it? Great, you're already deciding your lemons. What you just did was do something, you didn't try. Life's lemons don't allow you to try, it doesn't exist. There is no such thing as trying, if you try to do something, you won't do it. It is impossible.
Accept Your Lemons
This hub believe it or not, is a lemon. However you discovered this hub, the lemons of life wanted you to find it. They wanted to open your eyes to something new. Now you can take this lemon as sour or sweet, that is totally up to you. This lemon doesn't have a flavor, it's what you make it. You have to accept these lemons for what they are and don't turn your back on them. We were all in the fetal position when in our mothers wombs, and when we came out we were stretched out. Coincidence or life's lemons telling you that now it's time to open your arms and reach for the sky?
Reach for More Lemons
There is always room for improving the lemons life has handed you. You must keep pushing forward no matter what. When someone says you can't do something and it gets you down, don't worry about it. Chances are that person never did anything themselves. A great example my soccer coach would tell us is this. He'd get upset that someone wasn't giving there all in practice and stopped the training. He talked to my teammate and said (we'll call him Joey) "Joey, stand where you are. I want you to put your hands up and reach for the sky." Joey reaches. "Now stand up on your toes and really reach as high as you can." Joey does this. "Ok Joey what just happened?" Joey doesn't understand and stay's quiet, then coach says.."You did whatever was necessary to reach as high as you could, you did it, you didn't try to reach higher" After this Joey understood what coaches point was. For this hub's sake, the final lemon goes like this. No matter what lemon comes in your life, you can always do more, and then some. You can always reach higher and grasp that lemon on the top branch. There's always more to give.
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