When life gives you lemons you can make lemonade but you better hope that life is also giving you a pound of sugar.
Other options to try if life has given you lemons
- When life gives you lemons, squeeze them in people’s eyes. (that just seems wrong)
- When life gives you lemons grab tequila and salt (unless you have a brain tumor and alcohol can increase your risk of seizures, not my best option right now)
- When life gives you lemons stick them in your bra and work it (I love this one, but I could hide a few lemons in my bra and you wouldn’t even know they were there. ;))
- and my ultimate favourite…..When life gives you lemons, you paint that shit GOLD!
Damn skippy I will. When life gives you lemons (or a brain tumor as luck would have it), you paint that shit gold. This saying has become my new motto. It has also inspired the painting below. I haven’t painted since I was a student at the Ontario College of Art and Design in the mid 90’s (OMG I sound so old). So don’t be too judgy. I did however signup for a painting/drawing class in Italy 8 years ago and not once did I paint. I ended up giving away all of my art supplies to make room in my suitcase for shoes and purses. While my classmates were painting I took thousands of photos. Some were of lemons. I used one of the photos taken on that trip as the basis of this painting.
I am going to proudly hang these lemons in my house because once I survive this brain tumor I am not going to forget the big basket of lemons that I was given. I realize that these aren’t exactly gold but I believe that the saying is more about making the best of a bad situation. Everyone has their lemons, I am going to paint mine gold.