My Jar Is Full Of Lemonade

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February 27, 2022

Are you a fan of lemon and lemonade?

Lemon is one of the fruits packed with nutrition and many love making lemonade. Aside from Vitamin C contains, it is also packed with antioxidants. I, myself is a lemonade lover too, and I like putting some honey in it. And recently, I've been receiving a lot of lemons so I kept making lemonade. Some came like a bolt from the blue that is often not appetizing. The sourness of those lemons was bearable at first, however, as I kept the lemonade longer, it became bitter that I didn't dare to swallow even if I put some honey in it.Β 

Different lemons kept coming and I kept making lemonade, stacking them in one jar. But now, I felt like my jar is already full of lemonade. And I need to discard some of them. Or maybe I just have to swallow them with my eyes closed while pinching my nose to bear the awful taste, until they are gone. Just like taking a bitter pill.

I am certain that you know what I am referring to. They're not the literal lemon and lemonade. I am talking about the lemons of life and making lemonade from them.

A few days ago, @Lyka08 of noise.cash posted something about lemonade and I told her that I kept receiving lemons recently. Then just the other day, @Olasquare included a quote in his article referring to life's lemons and lemonade. And these inspired me to write this content.


My lemons and lemonade

You probably have read these lemons of mine from my previous articles.

A month ago, I felt like a lightning struck me when I heard the awful news. A lemon that was too bitter to swallow and provoked my tears to fall. Then I just let myself cry as the lemon was too sour and bitter. It took me a while to bear the awfulness of it and accept that we can't turn back things anymore. So let bygones be bygones and handle the situation.

Besides, it was a life that was made and soon will be part of our big family. The early pregnancy of my little sister was the most awful lemon I ever received. Yet, its lemonade would certainly boost my appetite once I hold the little tot's delicate body with my bare hands. They said that babies could ease our pain. Maybe, we'll see.


My day turned so gloomy in one drizzling and freezing Sunday when two lemons were dropped at the same time. That was too heavy to bear and I took a break to process them all. It was even hard to make lemonade, as I was certain that the taste would be so awful as well. I got a call from my mother stating the new lemons of our life. They aren't just mine, but our whole family.

My gay brother was hospitalized as an unwanted sickness compromised his health. He suffered from an untreatable cough for a long period, he lost his appetite, thus losing his weight as well. But the vomiting of blood was alarming and put him under observation. Even the doctor can't give exact findings of his condition yet. Based on his symptoms, it's either ulcer from too much diet or tuberculosis.Β 

But after conducting an X-ray and ultrasound, it appeared that his lungs weren't in a good state and that seemed to have excess fluid in his lungs. But the results are still uncertain until he's done with all necessary tests. In the meantime, he's still under observation and daily medications were administered to alleviate the symptoms and pain he's experiencing in his body.Β 

Everything was conducted just in our town hospital which isn't reliable. Sending him to the provincial hospital is another problem due to this Covid-19 situation. Consultations there are limited and even more dangerous to be confined to that hospital. What we could do is wait for the results of his tests and the exact diagnosis. And hoping that his medications would treat his sickness.


Another lemon was hardly thrown at me when my mother confessed about the possible demolition of our house once a certain provincial project started. It totally ruined my day imagining that we would be homeless someday. It's saddening to think that, all my father's hard work and money would turn into broken debris. Building a house to be called home isn't that easy, but the political greediness of some politicians would only ruin it, as they only think of the benefits they would get.

My father knew that I would worry about it and he chatted with me the other day not to bother about anything. He was once a soldier who protected the people and the country, and he's not afraid to risk his life just to protect his valuable possessions, family, and home. He assured me that he won't let it happen and he would handle the situation. I know that he just doesn't want to add more burdens on my shoulders. But everything can be done in legal ways, and the land underneath our home is our grandfather's, and no one could take it from us!


So recently, there were a lot of thoughts that preoccupied my mind and I'm still in the process of how I could make sweet lemonade out of those bitter lemons thrown at me. Oftentimes, I would ask God how unfair life is. Those who are working hard are suffering and receiving more lemons. While those with comfortable lives are just enjoying sipping some sweet lemonade.

But then that's part of the trials in my life that I need to endure. If life keeps throwing lemons on me, I would just keep making lemonade, sip it, let it pass through my throat, and be diluted in my tummy. I guess, lemons would be lessened in that way. And if it's too awful to bear, maybe I could add a little honey in it, or add more jar for excess lemonade perhaps?

I'll leave you with these thoughts to ponder. Remember, just keep making lemonade every time you receive a lemon πŸ˜‰.

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Too many lemons together, I hope you can overcome all those situations.

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1 year ago

I wonder what could have caused the excess fluid in your brother's lungs, this has to be the first time I am hearing something like that. I do hope he recovers quickly from it

When life gives us lemons, we have to make lemonades, it simply means we have to make the most out of every situation life throws at us, even if it means it is going to be a very bitter experience

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1 year ago

That finding isn't final yet..that was just based on his ultrasound test. Need further observation..

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1 year ago

I know I love lemonade. It's amazing how something so sweet, could be deduced, from something so bitter. Even in real life situations.

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1 year ago

Tough time never last, but tough people do..just like a saying .... Well, I feel remorse while going through this article, so many challenges along the way, but you never let it to weight you down, but instead you make make each moment to count by making lemonade out from lemon, seeing possibility out of negativity.

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1 year ago

Thank you... That's the least I can do..

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1 year ago

Lemon works very well for health because of its high vitamin C, good for eyes and digestive process but because I have forgotten it because I often have stomach ailments so for those who have problems with stomach lemon is not recommended.

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1 year ago

Laban lang madam, marami mang pait ang ihagis satin ng buhay. O asim ng pagkakataon magsisilbi itong lakas natin para sa mga susunod pang hamon ng buhay. And tama kapag marami kang lemon gumawa ka ng lemon juice,ganyan lang ang life, we must make a way how to deal on every problem we face.

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1 year ago

Gusto mo bigyan kita?>🀣🀣

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1 year ago

Naku madam dami ko din..πŸ˜…πŸ˜… gagawin ko na ngang lemon juice at nh mabawasan naman kahit papano.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

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1 year ago

Bakit kaya puro pahirap na lang noh haha pero yun nga fighting pa rin.. let's just make real lemonade to ease our stress 🀦

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1 year ago

Haha. Pwde pa

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1 year ago

I wish you best of luck because it's really ap sad 😒 na hon ye sub bas waqti hai sub kuch thek hojaye ga bss ap mehnat krti rahin aur khushiyan krin k ye sub Kuch ap k liye ho. Ha

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1 year ago

Sana maging okay na kuya mo ate, praying his recovery. Malalagpasan ninyo din yan ate😊

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1 year ago

Not kuya.. Younger bro

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1 year ago

Fightsu lang Mdam ikaw paba

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1 year ago

The way you turn lemons into lemonade is just inspiring. I hope you are okay? I hope you have someone that you can tell all your troubles and worries and that he/she is willing to really listen.

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1 year ago

Myself I guess....no one to talk to actually..

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1 year ago

I love the taste of lemon but don't take it that often.

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1 year ago

Be strong miss Jane. I know trials lang ang lahat at dadaan lang yan miss Jane. Everything will be fine miss Jane. Minsan may unexpected talaga tayong matanggap. Ganyan talaga ang buhay natin miss Jane pero I know ma okay din ang lahat. Prayers for you miss Jane. πŸ™

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1 year ago

Thank you

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1 year ago

You're always welcome miss Jane. Maging okay din ang lahat. πŸ™

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1 year ago

Hirap imaginin if ever sa'kin nangyari to ate, if I was in your shoe. Di ko alam kung makakaya ko ba. Pero as what they said, when life gives us lemons, let's make lemonade We all had a hard time, pero nalalagpasan naman natin lahat. Laban lang tayo, papabor din sa'tin yung panahon ate 😊

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1 year ago

Ganun na nga..no choice naman kundi lumaban

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1 year ago

Grabe andami nyan ate. Hopefully maging okay yung kapatid mo at sanay maipaglaban ng father mo yung bahay niyo. If only we can avoid the lemons but we can't. *sigh

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1 year ago

True.. We can't.. So let's just make lemonade instead

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1 year ago

I knew you are a strong fighter. Kayang kaya mo yan.

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1 year ago

I hope everything gets better for you and I pray you'd be able to make lemonades out of your bitter lemons

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1 year ago

Sobrang sabay sabay nilang dumating ate. I hope your brother will get well soonest and malaman na kung ano talaga yung sakit.

Sa sobrang daming problema, napapasabi nalang nga talaga tayo na life is unfair. Pero I know you're strong ate. Pray to God and everything will fall into right places. πŸ™

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1 year ago

Sobra.. Sakit sa bangs...

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1 year ago

Fighting te! You'll get through it.

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1 year ago

My dear friend you know that God is always in control. If He allows what is happening it is because of His plan for your life and don't doubt that. Good things have to come but remember that everyone has a life and chooses the one they want to live and you can't live with the bad decisions of others on your shoulders. Everyone has their own trials and faith will make them come out successful or not. Keep going forward, you are also having trials and God wants to see how far your faith will take you.

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1 year ago

Thank you.. Everyone of us is having trials.. That's part of our lives

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1 year ago

You are some kind of frustrated dear. Like inner pain is eating you. My thought only.

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1 year ago

I always endure it.. No matter how tough it is

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1 year ago

Keep fighting sis. I know malalagpasan mo rin lahat ng hinaharap mo ngayon. Mahirap talaga pag sabay sabay dumating ang problema. 😰 Pero laban, walang binibigay na pagsubok si Lord na di natin kaya lagpasan.

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1 year ago

Always naman.. Haha

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1 year ago

Hihihi oo naman. Kitang kita naman 😊πŸ’ͺ

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1 year ago

About your brother Jane, natanggal na ba un water sa lungs nya? Sa mother in law ko eh ganyan, then nun tinanggal eh red un color ng tubig, which means cancerous.. Sana eh maging okay na un brother mo soon.

Parang sabay sabay naman un prob na dumating sayo. Pakatatag ka lang and pray always Jane. Sa ganyang way eh mapapanatag kahit papano ang pakiramdam mo.

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1 year ago

Wala pa te.. Yun lng findings ng doctor samin based sa ultrasound . pro hndi pa raw sure yun.. Mukhang baguhan lng mga doctor samin..hndi reliable yun sabi ni mAma

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1 year ago

Dapat sa especialista nyo sya dinala. Kapag kasi ganyan na may tubig ang lungs eh inaalis yan, ahay.. Kaag kasi public eh mga resident doctor lang yata ang anjn eh.

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1 year ago

Pahirapan checkup sa city.

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1 year ago

Un lang, pahirpan talaga ngayon dahil sa Covid.

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1 year ago

Bitter days will pass, Jane. Be strong lang πŸ”₯

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1 year ago

Thanks

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