Ok, that's actually what my little brother does. Not me. Lemons are gross, except when paired with loads of sugar.
One thing that having a young married women's small group (long name, I know) has taught me:
Life does not go as planned. For anybody. Hardly ever. Meaning, I'm not the only one.
We've been going through different women in the Bible, and this week, we came to Mary (Jesus' mother - yes, there is more than one Mary in the Bible).
Each week, I've challenged the girls to put themselves in the shoes of the woman we're studying. Well, this week was crazy. Talk about an "interruption" to the life she had planned. She almost lost the husband she was about to marry, and she became pregnant, sans the baby-making. It's kind of more than an interruption. It's a lemon. A big, fat, yellow one.
The thing that blew us all away about Mary was:
She found moments to treasure in her heart, even when her life did not go as planned. She chose to make the interruption a treasure. She chose to love the lemon.
When life gives me lemons, I'm going to see the beauty of the lemon. I'm going to thank God for the lemon. I'm going to treat the lemon as if it was such a pleasant surprise, and I can't imagine life without it.
Thank God for lemons (but for Mary and Jesus, mostly).