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Ages: 13-14
When Life Gives You Lemons..
Gemma .
4/22/2017


"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" This quote has been around for ages, but is it necessarily true? I think in some situations, the best thing to do is to lift your head high and make lemonade out of the lemons, but other times it's okay to feel down and blue about something. But, regardless, here's some ways to feel comforted through a time of need.
1. Prayer.
God is always there. Always. And he will never leave you. To some, that sounds terrifying, to others, it's a relief. Some peoples' worst fear is being alone. So take comfort in knowing you're not alone.
God is constantly pursuing you, always wanting you to have a relationship with Him. When people are unreliable, what better way to feel comfort than through Him who created you? He knows you best.
Now, when you're praying, it's a good idea to ask Him for strength to be happy. But sometimes, just venting to Him is more than enough.
2. Letting it out
Studies show that the more people bottle up their feelings, the more it corrupts their mindset in later life. It's just not healthy to keep everything held up inside. Let it out! Find your mom or someone you trust and let them give you peace and comfort or maybe just a shoulder to lean on.
3. Doing Something
I know that when I distract myself, I forget about my worries, and sometimes that's the only thing you CAN do. So find something to do. Maybe ask someone to drive you to a place where they have animals. Maybe to an arcade. Whatever you love to do, do it. It's going to comfort you (keep in mind it will not fulfill you because it is of this world, but it definitely will be a sufficient distraction in the time being).
4. Read or write a book!
Reading can be like an escape. It can take you to different realms, different eras, anything you can possibly imagine! If you read, you will get out of your head for a bit. This applies to writing as well.
5. Go exercise
Exercising is a great way to feel less sad or restless. When you do 50 jumping jacks, 30 pushups, and 20 sit ups, afterwards, naturally, you're going to feel tired, hopefully so tired that there's no room to feel sad or angry or restless!
With those five things, remember, nothing in life is going to be perfect. I love this quote from the new movie "A Dog's Purpose." It's at the very end of the movie, and I think it applies to people as well as animals!
"Have fun, obviously. Whenever possible, find someone to save and save them. Lick the ones you love. Don't get all sad faced about what happened and scrunchy-faced about what could. Just be here now. Be. Here. Now. That's a dog's purpose."
–Gemma
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