When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!

lemonade..

“Things didn’t turn out the way they were supposed to, but what can you do? You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.” ~Life Of Pi

When tumblrwalking last night, my eyes got caught by those lines. So true, isn’t it?

Ketika hidup seakan tidak memberi kita pilihan, sebenarnya selalu ada satu pilihan untuk kita pilih. Menerima kenyataan dengan lapang dada dan menjalaninya dengan sikap terbaik, atau protes pada Sang Pemberi Keputusan, menyalahkan orang lain dan lari dari kenyataan.

Kutipan di atas benar-benar mewakili alur perjalanan film itu sendiri. Life of Pi, kisah tentang perjuangan hidup seorang pemuda yang terapung-apung di lautan lepas selama 277 hari di atas sebuah perahu karena karamnya kapal yang ia tumpangi. Mau tidak mau ia harus berusaha untuk bertahan hidup, bagaimanapun caranya.

Yes, toughest times do exist to make us appreciate what we have more and more. Sometimes we never really know what we have, until it’s gone.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Ever heard of it?  It is a proverbial phrase encourage optimism and a can-do attitude in the face of adversity.

Ketika kenyataan hidup terasa begitu getir, selalu ada kesempatan untuk membalikkan keadaan. Dengan membuatnya lebih sederhana, melihat dari sisi positifnya dan bersangka baik pada takdir Allah.

When you are at the lowest point in your life, when you almost give up and think that nothing you can do, when you feel so broken and hopeless.. Remember, for everything has destined to us, there must be a reason.

Allah put us this way, tests us, make this uneasy for us, is definitely for a purpose. Maybe for a higher purpose. The choice is ours, then. Toh mengeluh atau tidak mengeluh, tidak akan merubah keadaan atau mengembalikan apa yang telah hilang. Then why wasting time whining, complaining, regretting? It’s totally useless..

No one has a perfect life, nor a heart free of worries, or a mind free from burdens. But there is the person who prays to Allah and smiles. Nothing lasts forever, life is temporary. Even the joy and the misery shall meet their ends, one day..

“Toughest times teach you how to survive in a way you never imagine before. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

Kadangkala Allah menguji, agar kita sadar sampai di mana kita mampu bertahan. Membuat kita lebih tangguh dan mampu melewati berbagai rintangan. Sesuatu yang tak pernah kita bayangkan akan sanggup kita lewati.

Ketika kesedihan dan kesulitan hidup seolah tiada bertepi, maka berhentilah sejenak. Menangislah, jika itu mampu membuat kita merasa lebih baik. Tapi jangan lama-lama, secukupnya saja. Hapuslah air mata, kemudian bangkit dan berdirilah, tatap masa depan dengan semangat dan penuh harap. Selalu ada asa tersisa di balik setiap peristiwa.

We all have to endure hardship and pain at different points in our life. Each event allows us to see more of ourselves, what we are truly made of, and what we are able to overcome. Each experience helps us to grow, learn and reach beyond what we thought we were capable of.

Life isn’t going to be perfect, there will be moments that knock us off our feet and require us to dig deep within our soul to carry on.

This will be over, nothing lasts forever. Days will be brighter, and things will get better.

“There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” ~Unknown

~ Jakarta, end of September 2014.. Smile. Because you look prettier when you smile..:)

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11 thoughts on “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!

  1. Reblogged this on Amizarra and commented:
    “for everything has destined to us, there must be a reason”

    Jadi ingat beberapa waktu lalu sempat mengalami momen yang agak sedih, butuh nangis hampir full dua hari sampai merasa lebih baik, hhe.
    Tapi setelahnya, seperti kata tulisan ini, hapus air mata, bangkit dan berdiri, tatap masa depan dengan semangat dan penuh harap. Selalu ada asa tersisa di balik setiap peristiwa. Pasti bisa dilalui, insyaa Allah..

    “This will be over, nothing lasts forever. Days will be brighter, and things will get better” ~Mbak Meutia Halida~

    Let’s make a lemonade🙂
    Alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal🙂

  2. many thank for writing such a great thought . it means lot to me right now, i feel more better. and realize other great things. thankyu

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