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How to Make Lemonade, According to Fifth Grader Gracie Gilmour

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“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But where do we get sugar and water?

The sugar is the sweet things in life, such as the things you enjoy doing or the things that make you happy. This could be painting or dancing, soccer or reading, writing or swimming. You don’t always have to look at the “sour” or “bitter” things in life. You can look at the good things. You can imagine them or do them. Look at the glass half full, not empty. And hey! Just look! Now you have that ingredient in the cup!

The water is your family and friends. Think of yourself as a feather. You fall off the bird and think “could this get any worse?!” But when the wind changes direction and blows you into the river, you don’t sink. You float. The reason why is because the river is moving you to the shore. Likewise, your friends and family are the river, and keep you flowing and afloat towards the better things in life. And hey! Now you can go and make your lemonade!

Appreciate everyone who tries to help you. Give it your best, and I assure you, things will change.

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