Do you remember the first time you heard that saying?
Maybe your hardworking grandmother told you, or a parent. It’s a saying we tend to like, because it feels like we can turn a negative into a positive.
But there’s a problem.
This statement puts pressure on us. A lot of pressure. “Not only do I have to suffer through this disappointment, heartache, tragedy, or disruption…I also have to try to make something good out of it!” Now we’ve added guilt, shame, and stress to the equation.
But what if the pressure isn’t on you to “make” lemonade? What if what you need most is hope that life is leading somewhere better? To be encouraged that life can get better?
That’s where lemonade stories come in. They’re not about you making things better on your own. They’re about the genuine inspiration and hope that sometimes surprises us in the midst of trouble.
These aren’t fairy tales—they’re real stories about real people. And real stories have the power to change lives. Do you need a little lemonade today?
We like to put it this way: “When life gives you lemons, sometimes it’s making lemonade!”