SOL Lemons

 

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life lemons

Today, our prompt was to think of a quote and connect with it, something that touched your life.

This one is so old, but it always pops up and squirts a reminder to move on.  I first remember it in a history class in college. The professor always had a ten minute discussion about dealing with life and making the world better. Those conversations were enlightening. My family didn’t talk much about the big ideas, and I enjoyed learning about other people’s views.  And I like things pleasant.

So, when life sings a sour note, and creates a bit of drama or chaos or sadness, this silly old quote reminds me to find a way to make it work.  I remember Barbara Coloroso suggesting that we help students see that “there is no problem so great that we can’t find a solution,” or a way to deal with it.

And that’s an important message for students. Keep the ideas; find a way to make it work; don’t throw it out or crumple it up.  If you need help, we have counselors and adults to help deal with the issues that tear at your heart, pulling at it until everything aches; let some one know.  Then let us help you move forward.  It’s not easy. But drinking lemonade is easier than that letting those sour feelings create continuous heartache.

What quote helps you deal with difficulties?

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Writing Strategies:

Emotions: issues that tear at your heart, pulling at it until everything aches;

Details: remember it in a history class in college. The professor always had a ten minute discussion about dealing with life and making the world better.

Descriptions: pops up and squirts a reminder to move on; when life sings a sour note

Consonance / Alliteration: deal with difficulties

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