The old adage goes something like this: if life gives you lemons, make lemonade (or add vodka!). Both approaches are optimistic and speak to the human capacity to rise above adversity, even celebrate it!
Still, when life’s sour episodes flood our hearts, they are often a wake-up call to do something different, something more, and perhaps, something else.
To choose to grow through something that is inherently painful, even tragic, seems paradoxical. But to “dress it up” or “drink-it away” without realizing its full potential is tragic, too.
So yes…..make a lemonade, make a lemon cake, make cocktails, and then, when this is all said and done, take the seeds, plant them, and see what happens next.