Wednesday, December 15, 2010

If Life Handed You Lemons, What Would You Do?

If life hands us lemons, we're told to make lemonade... But, in my opinion, sculptor and writer Bridgette Mongeon offers a much better scenario, suggesting that a true winner might as well just take it all. She says:

"If life wanted to hand me lemons, I'd not only make lemonade, but I'd use the zest for cookies, plant seeds for future fruit and turn the rind into compost to grow flowers, all the while giving thanks for lemons."

Now how about that? With such attitude, anything is possible! If we translate the lemon talk to human language and take a look at Bridgette, it's no wonder she's just as many things as she suggets - a portrait artist, sculptor, writer, educator, wife and mom and a public speaker on topics such as marketing, social media, business of art, creativity, progressive education and spirituality. Food Lemons for thought, anyone? 


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16 comments:

  1. That's such a great quote. Have to think about that everytime I get a bad lemon thrown my way. :-)

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  2. I love it. And you're a great example of how to do that! How are you feeling?

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  3. Now that is a thankful person. Thanks for sharing that.

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  4. that is very impressive. I've never thought of it that way.

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  5. I'm always a huge fan of good quotes and sayings... and new takes on them are just the icing on the cake. Very true and wise to think of all the other ways we can take advantage of what we've been given. This quote fits in very well with your blog!

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  6. Aw, what a sweet quote! It's definitely a good way to look at an old saying!

    Thank you! =) Yes I'm super excited about my new camera, it's a little bit of a challenge to learn all the new settings, but I'll get it one of these days!

    Happy holidays! I hope you're staying warm and getting lots and lots of presents this year!

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  7. I love that quote and need to keep remembering that next time life throws me lemons! (Seems to be happening more than I like sometimes!) So sorry to be MIA without internet last week, but sloowly catching up!

    Hope you have a terrific holiday week ahead!

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  8. Lemons make me appreciate the sugar of life more!

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  9. thanks for noticing the new blog header, I did it this weekend and was really excited about it! Probably more than I should, haha. It was like when I went to your Blog and it was totally revamped! Loved it :)

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  10. That's a great quote! Thank you for sharing!

    Also, thank you for your comment! I am feeling better and am hoping that I'll continue to feel better throughout the holiday's!

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  11. God I love how she took that saying to the next level. That sounds like a great way to live life!

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  12. Love that quote, darling!

    Merry Christmas!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. Was interesting to read about the Christmas in Russia...I didnt know..

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  14. Hi Julia!

    I've been 'missing-in-action' for far too long so I decided it's time to visit the blogosphere again.

    How is Christmas in Russia? Does it snow where you're at? Here in California it's been raining non-stop. Lazy, lazy weather..

    Hope you're enjoying the holidays! Merry Christmas! :)

    definitely, maybe

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  15. ..he he ..lemons ..that is great idea , I always try to use and recycle everything ...but if we talk about lemons - no problem for me : ) I love slice them ..a bit of sugar and go ! oh yes ..and peel as well ..I love it .. I wish I had lemons in the fridge right now !

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I appreciate you taking the time to connect and share your thoughts, so thank you for your comment! And while you're at it... Why not tell me what you're thankful for today? ;-)