“Lemon Perception”


“To be or not to,” that is the question I ask myself when I think about how I am looking at the people or situations in my life.

I work at being optimistic, rather than pessimistic. To some that might look like I’m in denial, but I don’t see it that way. I feel like it gives me a wider scope to look through. Seeing the bigger picture allows me to make an informed, and thoughtful decisions. Being pessimistic limits our outlook on life, and confines us to stay within its walls. They are at opposite ends like light, and darkness. The one we put our energy into will determine the kind of life we create for ourselves.

An optimist is one who can taste the sour bitterness of a lemon, and see its possibilities. All it takes is a bit of sweetness and kindness to turn lemons into lemonade.

Optimism gives me the ability to see hope where others see none. It allows me to believe in those whom others have given up on.

I love having the understanding that the choice is mine.

I can choose this or that,

“to be or not to be.”

It’s not up to anyone one else but me.

Be it optimism or pessimism the one thing I know;

the outcome determines which way my life flows.



About connieszone

I've come to know myself as a unique individual expression of God. I love that there is only one me in all the world. I'm still learning, growing and experiencing all the wonders that this life has to teach me. I live, move, and breath in this shell of a body God has given me, and together we travel. He see's, hears, taste, smells and touches all that I experience through the individual personality that I am. I believe He exist in each one of us for the same purpose. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. I love to write and express the many thoughts that swim around in my head. I love to read. I'm a creative crafty kind of person. I love being in my garden. I've been working on my families genecology for 25 years. I think that about sums me up for now.

3 responses »

  1. Yes. I too look for that open mind to stay alive and functioning inside my heart and head. Those lemons are difficult to squeeze at times but that lemonade still finds it way into my life. Thanks for your wonderful thoughts.

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