Lemonade or sour grapes? Which of these describe your outlook?

@rx4life (1932)
United States
April 17, 2007 4:27pm CST
When life serves up a series of unfortunate circumstances are you the type that may initially react with disappointment but eventually will sift through to find the good and make the best of out of what has been handed to you? Or when this situation occurs do you tend to be the one that is just stuck in the mire and can't move through it...essentially accepting what your given and destined to live with it? It is like the old saying of "if life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade?"....or the theory of bad things can't be changed and you can do nothing with the sour grapes you've been handed. Which are you? Were you always that way? Did something happen in life that changed your way of reacting to the bad that occurs? Evaluate yourself and your actions or reactions to life and it's offerings and share what you will.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
18 Apr 07
Oh yes I find myself being disappointed when I receive a series of unfortunate circumstances, yes I do react with disappointment, and I do try to find the good out of it. I do get through it though I have learnt to do most of this I will not let it keep me down as I have learnt the hard way as it used to take me awhile to get over disappointments but now I find that life is far too short to make me feel this way about different circumstances. So I would say that my discription would be lemonade.
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@rx4life (1932)
• United States
18 Apr 07
It is the best way to be in life..a lemonade gal!!! No matter what comes our way, we then know we will find the good and make the best of it!!! :)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I'm definitely one who makes lemonade out of lemons. I've been through way too much to allow anyone or anything to get me "down" and out. I have learned that with every rainstorm comes a rainbow.. you just have to look long and hard sometimes to find it.
@rx4life (1932)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Love those rainbows...they are always well deserved!!! I know what you mean...staying up is the only way to get through each day..if we get down each time a new crisis happens at our house we would be in a bad shape!!!LOL...Definitely lemonade!!!
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
18 Apr 07
My phylosophy on life is to make the best of what you have. What's the point in wallowing in self pity? What's done is done, so get over it! Life is full of knocks and I look on them not as failures, but as a learning lesson, or put it down to experience, call it what you like. I'm sure you can even make something out of sour grapes! lol.
@rx4life (1932)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Good attitude, Abbey, It is similar to my own..I've always been an optimist even thought of late it seems a bit harder to find the good in everything...but I try!!!
• United States
17 Apr 07
I have made a point of being a "Lemonade" person. I will not allow myself be dragged down with being a "Debbie Downer"
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@rx4life (1932)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Here's to lemonade and those that make it!! ( Love the Debbie Downer comment!:)
@aweins (4203)
• India
15 May 07
I love lemonades and i love to make and serve to others too. i love lemon lemonade and that is a thing which never ends at my place. i alwayz make it a point to make it and keep it. i made a lavender one this time. cool one, everyone loved it.