You’re telling me and anyone
You’re hard enough
You don’t have to put up a fight
You don’t have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight
Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go in alone
And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you when I don’t pick up the phone
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own
For every door that closes, another opens.
Turn every stumbling block into a stepping stone.
Every dark cloud has a silver lining.
When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
stupid, I know it’s a metaphor but I’m allergic to lemons— I can die
an anaphylactic death from lemons and so I prefer to say this——
When life gives you lemons, squirt them in the eye.
Oooh and this I have to say for myself, I said this one to a friend of mine—Friend: “well, look on the bright side, you know, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”
ME: “I’m allergic to citrus”
Friend: “well, look on the bright side, you know, when life gives you lemons, swell up and die”
As you go about your daily life, you will encounter many lemons. Sour
expressions, sour attitudes, sour auras! The good thing is that if you
don’t want to be a lemon, you don’t have to be! Just don’t let those
lemons rub themselves all over you! And you don’t even have to save
them! Let lemons be lemons! One of the most important things that I have
ever learned, is that I don’t have to save people.
must say that I really major-league resent people who try to suggest
that misery brings something positive into your life like it makes you a
better person, or makes you stop and sniff the roses or something
equally trite. What complete and utter blithering nonsense. That’s like
saying “When your stock portfolio crashes, at least you can save money
by using the stock certificates to wallpaper the bathroom”. Give me a
Life wasn’t meant to be easy.
remember the former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser, saying
this in Parliament in response to an opposition member’s statement that
Mal’s politics weren’t making life easy for the poor.
But in the end I say—
have to face regrets. Becoming mature means learning to accept what you
cannot change, facing unresolved sorrows and learning to love life as
it really happens, not as you would have it happen. When someone
attaches unkindness to criticism, she’s angry. Angry people need to
criticize as an outlet for their anger. That’s why you must reject
unkind criticism. Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful
critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is
to punish. Life isn’t supposed to be an all or nothing battle between
misery and bliss. Life isn’t supposed to be a battle at all. And when it
comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it’s
comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes
unpleasant. When your day’s not perfect, it’s not a failure or a
terrible loss. It’s just another day.