“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” they say. Or how about the saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining!’ These proverbial phrases encourage optimism and create a positive attitude in the face of misfortune.
Just as the lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, making lemonade turns the sourness into something positive and desirable.
The sun peeks out from even the darkest thundercloud shows that one’s life can not face hardships forever; sooner or later, the sun will shine, and life will be good again. Here are 5 more feel-good, optimistic sayings:
1. Embrace Your Light
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”– Maya Angelou
This quote urges us to stay focused on our hopes and dreams and hold on to them tightly no matter what. Life, conditions, circumstances, and people will try to dim that light but feel the light that shines within you and let it radiate outwards.
2. Patience Is Key
“Everything will fall into place, just be patient.”– Unknown
Allowing situations to take their course, and trusting the process, often has a satisfactory outcome. Things have a way of working themselves out, so be patient.
3. Look For The Silver Lining
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”– Rabindranath Tagore
Finding solutions to problems is more beneficial than fretting over them. Changing your outlook on life can be the difference between being happy or sad.
4. Keep Going
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”– Unknown
Life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, and unexpected happenings. Staying the course can often lead to unanticipated pleasant surprises. You may just find the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
5. Take It Slow
“Small steps motivate, big steps overwhelm” — Maxime Lagacé
Sometimes, we get so overwhelmed in life with all of the things we need to do. Goals are easier to reach if you try breaking that big plan up into smaller tasks and then take the first step towards accomplishing them.
Finally, looking at the bright side of life is healthy for you, so give the pessimist in you the boot today.