A Recipe for Lemonade with 2020's Lemons

December 28, 2020 · by Allison Cox

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

I’ve heard this old adage my entire life. More recently, I’ve seen it popularized on social media memes, signs, and even notepads. I love the positivity behind the sentiment. It serves as a simple reminder to make the best of what you’ve been given.

We can’t change the challenges that we’ve been given. The circumstances resulting from a worldwide pandemic have definitely been out of our control. However, we can take steps to make something good out of something unexpected.

2020 has been a tough year for many of us, and I don’t think it's a stretch to say we have definitely been given some “lemons.” Those lemons may have come in the form of canceled plans, postponed vacations, job change/loss, or financial challenges.

The process from lemons to lemonade can be as simple as time spent in prayer for wisdom, and a perspective change.

Lemons: having to unexpectedly homeschool

Lemonade: Spend extra time in prayer for your sanity ;) -- then be thankful for the extra time with your children.

Lemons: canceled vacation

Lemonade: Continue saving and plan more things to do on your vacation with the extra money.

Lemons: job loss

Lemonade: Make a financial plan, cut your current spending, and then consider starting your own business.

A Recipe for 2020 Lemonade

- 1 bowl full of unexpected circumstances

- 2 heaping tablespoons of a good attitude

- 3/4 pitcher full of prayer

  1. Squeeze all of the good out of the unexpected circumstances.
  2. Add to pitcher 3/4 full of prayer.
  3. Mix in two servings of a good attitude.
  4. Stir well, and serve cool!
Allison Cox

About Allison Cox

Allison Cox was born in southern Louisiana. She is now an evangelist’s wife who travels full time with her husband and two children, Madilyn and Noah. Between homeschooling and reorganizing her RV, Allison enjoys writing, reading fiction and self-help books, cold weather, and any kind of craft she can find on Pinterest. 

While pursuing her Associates degree, Allison found much to her surprise she enjoyed her Public Speaking classes. Now she has incorporated what she learned into speaking to teen girls. Her desire is to encourage them to reach their full potential in God. If she could share her heart with every teenage girl, Allison would say that living for God is truly the BEST life, and God has plans for your life that are far greater than you could ever imagine. 

You can find her on Instagram @mrs_ncox