Turning Lemons into Lemonade
So, I finished the book “Eat Cake,” by Jeanne Ray and to be honest I really didn’t find it very good. Yes, it was entertaining and amusing to read about someone else’s crazy family and get away from my own, but it was kind of mundane and very on the surface. The story is about how a women’s life is torn upside down when her husband loses his job, both her mother and estranged father move in with her and she’s raising a teenage girl. She soon realizes that she can turn her love of baking into something positive for her family and make a profit from it. In the end, her baking career takes off and her family is put back together.
After reading this it got me to wondering, how many times in our lives as women do we get pushed around or get turned upside down and instead of getting upset and frustrated we find what good can come of it and turn it around for ourselves. While growing up I was always the optimist in my family. Something bad would happen and I could always put everything on a lighter note and find something good from the situation. I would like to say that I am still that way today but I think society and real life has jaded me and possibly all of us a little. I also believe that as women, especially young women we are supposed to be seen has happy and chipper and our purpose is to keep the mood light, and for the most part I think we all do this as a whole. But I also think that sometimes we do it only because it’s expected of us and not because we really want to. Therefore, we still feel a little jaded and hurt inside and is that really turning lemons into lemonade or just lemons into lemon juice? So just remember the next time something doesn’t go the way it should, try to find the good, and this time do it for you and what you want to see come out of it, not what everyone else wants.