when life gives you lemons, make lemonade

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when life gives you lemons, make lemonade

Focus on the good in a bad situation and take action accordingly. While I was devastated to lose my job, being unemployed gave me the time to finally go back to school. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right?
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I have eaten nothing; I only drank a glass of my master's lemonade -- that's all;" and Barrois turned towards Noirtier, who, immovably fixed in his arm-chair, was contemplating this terrible scene without allowing a word or a movement to escape him.
The doctor poured some drops of the lemonade into the palm of his hand, put his lips to it, and after having rinsed his mouth as a man does when he is tasting wine, he spat the liquor into the fireplace.
And taking Barrois under the arms, he dragged him into an adjoining room; but almost immediately he returned to fetch the lemonade.
Look," said he to the procureur, whose heart beat so loudly that it might almost be heard, "here is in this cup some syrup of violets, and this decanter contains the remainder of the lemonade of which M.
The doctor then slowly poured some drops of the lemonade from the decanter into the cup, and in an instant a light cloudy sediment began to form at the bottom of the cup; this sediment first took a blue shade, then from the color of sapphire it passed to that of opal, and from opal to emerald.
The Countess makes the lemonade, and the Courier takes it to his master.
If you could only get cured of a trumpery cold with a little hot lemonade, and if he could only catch his death in your place--
cried Jo, rising, glass in hand, as the lemonade went round.
AxisMobile PLC (AIM:AXIS), a consumer mobile e-mail company, has announced it is supporting a subset of the new mobile e-mail standard LEMONADE, moving its mobile e-mail platform towards full standards compliance.
Big O Tires 540 stores in 21 states partnered this summer with the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help raise funds for pediatric cancer.
Drinking lemonade may help prevent kidney stones in people who tend to develop them.
Gay memoirs have traditionally been of the lemonade variety, like Quentin Crisp's The Naked Civil Servant: The author crafts a life of dignity, grace, or hilarity despite sour circumstances.
After the boys' parents refuse to buy them a swing set ("Mom and Dad always told them that having everything given to them would not make them feel good about themselves"), they decide to start a lemonade stand to earn the money.
48 Plenty of fizz and with lots of tangy taste this lemonade stands up well against its better known rivals on the shelves.
There's a word search in there too, and the punk twist on an old adage: "If life hands you lemons, make lemonade and then seU the lemonade for beer money.