Beverly CornellLife can be difficult. Often times when we are going through something tough we do not realize how strong and courageous we are.

If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade.

Dale Carnagie

I started this project to highlight so many of the silent heroes that come and go into our lives everyday. People who behind closed doors are battling something so extraordinary and have come out the other side wiser and changed for the better. We all have stories…stories that can help someone else go through something and see the other side. Some have even been to hell and back.

“Life handed him a lemon,
As Life sometimes will do.
His friends looked on in pity,
Assuming he was through.
They came upon him later,
Reclining in the shade
In calm contentment, drinking
A glass of lemonade.

From 1940, The Rotarian

I am humbled by their stories and am comforted that I am not the only one who has challenges that have seemed insurmountable. Their stories, their strength and their courage are inspirational and motivating.

I hope you can taste their lemonade and are able to make your own recipe from the lemons life gives you!