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
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
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
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.