“When life gives you lemons, you don’t make lemonade. You use the seeds to plant a whole orchard – an entire franchise! Or you could just stay on the Destiny Bus and drink lemonade someone else has made, from a can.” – Anthon St. Maarten
We have all heard the expression: “when life gives you lemons make lemonade.” But too me, just making lemonade doesn’t seem enough, it’s only temporarily satisfying. So I had to google to see if I could find a similar yet more in depth quote…and Walla! Anthon St. Maarten hit the nail on the head!
When life gives us it’s best shot, We need to grab it buy it’s horns and ride it til the end! Go beyond the glass. Like Anthon St. Maarten’s quote “…. Plant an orchard an entire franchise!”
I think the reason why I love this quote is because this is exactly what I’m doing! I didn’t just take the lemons to make me a glass of lemonade, but I planted the seeds from those lemons to grow lemon trees. I used the fruit of my labors to grow my own fruit. I planted those seeds to reap the fruit of my labor.
It’s okay to drink lemonade that someone else made once in a while; we all need people that have gone through what we are going through, in fact those are the people who help to teach us how to plant our own lemon seeds. Sometimes we need to sit down and quench our thirst from the experience of others; but we cannot stay their sipping on their lemonade. We need to learn how to make the best out of the bad times.