If Life Gives You Lemons...
The other day I read a meme that said, "If life gives you lemons... sell them and buy new shoes." There's no better way to face life than to be willing to work with whatever life throws at you. When you set your mind to deal with everything that comes your way, the possibilities become endless. I am not saying that you have to stay positive all the time. We are humans, and we have to deal with our emotions and feelings, so I know we will not be happy all the time. What I am saying is that we should never give up. Even when things get bad or unbearable, we should keep on fighting.
The problem is that when we encounter an obstacle or a difficulty, we take our eyes off the prize. We should never lose track of our goals because the secret to persevering is keeping our eyes on what we want. When we don't let anything else distract us, we keep walking toward the dream. I know from experience that it is easier to say it than to do it, but I also know that it is not an impossible task. We have to be more aware of things that prevent us from continuing. We all know our insecurities and fears, but we also know our strengths and abilities. We should use that knowledge to our advantage, silence the voices that paralyze us, and stop boycotting ourselves. This reminds me of a character from one of my favorite animated movies (Luca) that yelled "Silenzio Bruno" whenever fear tried to overwhelm him. We have a lot to learn from him.
Learning to silence those negative voices is not an easy task. It can be difficult and tiresome. We should not get discouraged if the process takes a long time because the reward is priceless. I have to be honest, I do not always get it right, and sometimes I find myself fighting against my fear and all the negative voices, but whenever I get overwhelmed by them, I run towards Jesus, my Lord, and Savior, and I find peace. He is the only one that can quiet the storm inside and give us the strength to keep fighting. So, no matter what you encounter today, keep walking with your eyes fixed on what you want, and if life throws you lemons, do what you can do best with them.