When life hands someone lemons, the typical thought is that you’re is supposed to make lemonade out of it, but sometimes it can be difficult, especially if you doesn’t like to drink the citrus-based beverage all the time.

This situation happened to me recently. However, life seemed to not only hand me a few lemons, but plant the entire tree right in my backyard.

For me, it’s not that I don’t like to drink lemonade, because it actually is one of my favorite tangy beverages, but I’m allergic to it. If that’s not irony, then I don’t know what is.

So I propose that a new saying be put into place — when life hands you lemons, turn them into lemon treats for others.

No matter how terrible of a week I may be having, the one thing that brings a little sunshine into my world is being able to help others that may be having a harder time in life than I am and could use an extra helping hand — or a delicious lemon bar.

I also believe that my twist on the old lemon saying is a perfect fit for those involved in the agriculture industry.

There are many times in a farmer’s career when Mother Nature hands them lemons, whether it’s through a drought or a season that is full of torrential downpours and they have to figure out how they still will get their crop in and out of the field for the year, while being able to provide for their family at the same time.

In fact, it is through the spirit and drive of the American farmer throughout the course of time that I have adopted my new lemon saying.

On multiple occasions, I either have personally witnessed or heard about growers and livestock producers who were having an off year production wise, but a neighbor was in jeopardy of losing their farm, and they would bend over backwards to help their fellow farmer in any way they could.

Farming is a way of life for many people, and that includes making the biggest difference on the lives of others with the occasional lemons that might comes one’s way.