When Life Hands You Lemons

Make the lemonade already!  Life hands us lemons and what we do with those lemons matters most.  Everyone is not so anxious to make lemonade.   Why is that?  If you have the tools and resources to change your life and improve your situation, why not use those tools?  What are we afraid of? Most of us are not willing to get out of our comfort zone, therefore, change is not an option.  On the other hand, there are other individuals who grab a rope and climb until they've brought themselves out of their bad situations and have gained control of their destiny,  I was one of the individuals nervous to make the lemonade.  Why, you ask? I let others tell me I wasn't good enough, or smart enough. 

Until one day, I posted an inspirational quotes via social media during the celebration of my latest achievement (Masters degree in Organizational Development).  I did not think anything of it because I am a very positive person who enjoys spreading rays of sunshine.  The young woman commented on my post and  shared just how much I inspired her.  Through my inspiration she was going back to school to obtain her degree after having 2 children and working dead end jobs.  She could not pin point what took her so long to start her journey.  She thanked me for showing her that anything is possible through perseverance.  Sometimes we all need a little kick in the rear for us to realize we need to encourage ourselves and each other to strive for greatness.  No one can do the work for you.  

Make your OWN lemonade!