When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

I am a lemonade expert.  I can make lemonade out of the sourest of lemons.  I make lemonade every single day.

I was taught this skill by my grandmother.  She was the first lemonade expert in my life.  It helps to have someone who can show you how.  If you know a lemonade expert, they usually love to teach their skills to others – ask questions and observe them.  You can learn a lot from a lemonade expert.

Getting the ingredients together before the lemons arrive is a helpful thing to do.  Gather up some patience, some kindness, and do not add judgment.  Add a huge helping of compassion for yourself – and then for others too.

Inner peace is like the “water” of the lemonade.  And we can make inner peace for ourselves when we meditate and pray.  We can create inner peace for ourselves when we choose to observe what is happening around us, rather than react to it.  Be sure to have plenty of inner peace around when the lemons arrive.

Just like anything, practice makes perfect.  Start making lemonade today.  And if you are a lemonade expert – please teach someone else how to make lemonade too.

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