When Life Gives You Lemons...

By Eric - 11:09 PM

That's exactly what you are going to do when "Life gives you Lemons, Make Lemonade", meaning; that if live gives you something sour turn it sweet, make the best of what you're given.
I visited a friend on his work just a minute away from my whereabouts to talk something seriously, like life and eternal things. As I kept myself busy while he was attending errands, an article from Manila Bulletin caught my attention; " When Life Gives You Lemons..." it gave me so much irk to read the whole contents that made me to pause for a while and thought that I myself has been into Lemons in life.

Here is the excerpt of the article just the excerpt - I could not copy them all but to shorten the important ones.
Focus on the positives:
 No matter how bad a situation may seem, it is always possible to find at least on positive thing about the situation if you try. Try your best to focus on what you have learned and gained from your experience rather than on what you have lost.
Take away the emotion:
It is obviously difficult to view disappointments and setbacks in life without feeling some sort of emotion. Rather than getting carried away with your own interpretations of how disastrous things are, try to look at the situation a little more objectively.
Be your own best friend:
We often see ourselves in the worst light, particularly when life isn't going how we want it to. However, it is important not to be hard on yourself just because something in your life hasn't worked out. Even the world's most beautiful and successful people have faced failure and rejection at some point in their lives.
Get a support system:
You may think that dealing with your problems all by yourself is the "grown up" thing to do. However, all of us need support at times, and asking those you love for help is not a sign of weakness.
Look to the future:
It is easy to get caught up in the "what ifs" and "why mes" when things go wrong in life. Dwelling on your own disappointment will not help the situation. As Alexander Graham Bell stated; When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us. The situation may not feel great and it may seem fair, whether you like it or not. Rather than dwelling on what could have been, start planning now where you can go from here.
Form a plan B:
Unfortunately in life our plan A doesn't always work out. Sometimes we have to wait a little longer than we would like for what we want, and sometimes those things just aren't meant to be at all. Remember there are many routes to happiness and just because one thing hasn't worked out that doesn't mean there's nothing to take its place.
Seek Happiness:
We often think that happiness should be something that comes to us naturally, without any effort on our part. However, very often happiness is a choice, not something that just falls upon us of its own accord. Make a choice to be happy by becoming a positive thinker, surrounding yourself with supportive friends, doing the things that you enjoy and looking after yourself. Even if you don't feel like smiling or being happy right now, by acting how you want to feel, the feelings will often naturally follow.

Disclaimer: the article above was posted in Manila Bulletin and originally provided by www.realbuzz.com . The whole article here is not as completely as the original ones but being shortened.

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