When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive make lemonade book pdf-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink.
The phrase was initially coined by Christian anarchist writer Elbert Hubbard in a 1915 obituary he penned and published for dwarf actor Marshall Pinckney Wilder. He was a walking refutation of that dogmatic statement, Mens sana in corpore sano. His was a sound mind in an unsound body.
He proved the eternal paradox of things. He cashed in on his disabilities. He picked up the lemons that Fate had sent him and started a lemonade-stand.