We've all heard the adage "when life hands you a lemon, make lemonade". Well sometimes you get a bumper crop of lemons and life just plain sucks for awhile.
The secret sauce of success is to love the lemons life hands you. Easier said than done, you say? I say easier done than living with bitterness and waiting for it to pass.
And less of what doesn't.
Simple prescription, right?
Then why do we find it so darned difficult to do?
Let's play "What If"
What if you loved your job so much you couldn't wait to get out of bed to do it every day?
What if you had the courage to say "No" to the things you really don't want to do?
What if people accepted your choices and didn't try to make you feel guilty for saying "No"?
What would you do differently than you are doing right now?
"Don't fight. Don't flee. Just stand."
Stand for what is right. Stand for what is true. Stand for what is just. Stand for those who are weaker. Stand against things that break hearts. Stand for what you believe you must do.
Don't try to control. Don't try to win. Don't try to manipulate the outcome.
Be still. And listen. The only voice of approval you truly need is the one that comes from your Inner Source. What other people think of you is none of your business.
What if you decided to stand for something or someone? How would your life be different?
Letting go is not the same as giving up.
One is born of faith and an act of courage.
The other is derived from fear and cowardice.
I have shared this list with thousands of people over the years. Print it. Put in on your fridge. Memorize it. Live it.
To "let go" does not mean to stop caring, it means I can't do it for someone else
Author Kim Halsey
I love to co-create new lemon recipes with people who think they hate lemons.