I used this Marilyn Monroe moment picture to open my Sunday post because it reflects for me how unpredictable life can be. How inconvenient that can feel. But also how we approach this spontaneity of life. Either we put on a sour face or we make lemonade.
Believe me I look like I'm all smiles and giggles here but after a long day of work, tired feet and starving, I wasn't appreciating this wind insisting on showing my boom boom to the world.
Let's just say, I wasn't into this type of lemon today.
That is exactly how I can feel about life/situations/people sometimes. Expecting something and getting a more sour deal than you asked for or even deserve. Not getting that promotion after working your butt off. Failing that test again and again, even with hours of study. We all get lemons in our lifetime. I guess that is what life does and wants us to react.
The logical way is to indeed respond to the disappointment.
I mean lemons are bitter, what else could you expect.
But is it when we stay in that place of disillusion, things around us really start getting gloomy. Feeling like no way out. On repeat to the same *ish over and over?
Am I hitting a nerve somewhere?!
Various times I've stayed too long with my lemons. And you know what, it did not bring me anything but rot. I realized I wasn't moving forward. At least when there was movement, I was experiencing the bitter and the sweet of life. Now by standing still, I was just focusing on the negativity. So naturally in able to move, I had to shift my focus. I had to start looking around the lemons. I had to start exploring other options. Other ways maybe not my typical route but still helping me to get out of that funky lemon smell.
How do you deal with your lemons in life?