I recently had the misfortune of being laid up with a bad back, so first, thanks to those who sent good wishes. If any of you ever need an excellent Osteopath follow the link below.
To pass the time I caught up on my reading and came across a speech by Stephen Fry, who we all know as a contemporary comedy genius.
However this speech was a serious one.
He was musing on the subject of self-help and improvability and how different nationalities deal with adversity.
It was a discourse on a common American dictum:
“If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
He went on to say that this is not just a call to make the best of a bad situation; it is really a call to enterprise, initiative and self-help and finding ways to transform a disappointment into a success.
To understand the full meaning of this, consider the recipe for lemonade. It’s really simple; the juice of a lemon with added sugar and water. From an unpromising start, some near free ingredients, and some personal effort we can turn nothing into a profit.
It reminded me that sometimes the simplest solutions in life are the best ones.
And this will be why you might hear me talking about making lemonade.
Mark Rush. Healing hands. – www.baileyandrushosteopaths.co.uk