Bonjour, Mes Amis!
Though I hope every single one of you is having a wonderful week so far, I know how stress has the tendency to creep up on you (even during the summer, imagine that!). You know exactly what I’m talking about—everything is happening all at once, and you can’t seem to find the time to finish your coffee, or just sit for a minute, and then by the time your day is over, you wonder when you found the time to even breathe! So, just in case any of you are having a week that is as busy and crazy as mine, here are a few ideas about how to cope with life’s ‘surprises’.
First and foremost—make lemonade!
Always try to make the best with what you’ve got. Attitude really is everything, so try putting on those lemonade-colored lenses and get to juicing!
Share all of the lemonade you’ve made!
Maybe life gives you LOTS of lemons; don’t let them go to waste! Who knows? Maybe someone in your life needs a little pick-me-up, too. Share your positive outlook with others!
Maybe you need a little vitamin C!
Let’s keep an open mind now. Could these lemons be a message in disguise? Look for the silver linings, mes amis!
Remember to not go around squeezing them in people’s eyes!
This just made me laugh, but it’s true! Instead of complaining to others, look to them for inspiration; maybe they can show you how to use those lemons to…
Make something Delicious!
Tired of boring old lemonade? How about lemon bars, lemon cookies, lemon meringue pie….mmmmm! Never stop looking for new ways to look at something, that is how we learn to prepare for next time!
Take a bite!
Have a good laugh at the funny faces! This comes back to keeping a positive attitude even through a sour situation.
Take the seeds and plant a lemon tree!
Eco-friendly and cost-effective! Maybe you’ll save life the trouble of having to throw some at you last minute.
Make orange juice, then sit back with a tall glass and watch the world wonder how you did it.
This last one might be my favorite; no matter how many times I emphasize a positive outlook, this quote really shows what it can do for you. Meeting every challenge with a smile and, even though you know it’s going to take a lot of work and self-investment, making the best of everything because you can and because you deserve the best!
So, next time you feel like you’re being pelted with lemons remember that your outlook can change everything, and that rather than being stuck with that pile of lemons, you can make something better of it, and you will because beautiful, happy, positive you deserves it!