I think if anyone’s looking for a sad story that would’ve a positive impact on a person, then Making Lemonade by Joriemar is one you should be reading. I seriously started my frickin’ waterworks by the MC’s, that is, Rosalinda’s suffering. How she lost all hope and her happiness in one tragedy that seriously shook her life, how she sunk down to unhappiness and despair, how she was haunted by her dreadful demons’ voices in her mind, how she took refuge in pain and suffering for distraction from her horrifying thoughts…
The story revolves around a girl who thought that she lost everything, even herself. But, when life gives you lemons, you make the best jug of lemonade, instead of fretting on and around. Rosalinda fought tooth and nail, through thick and thin and achieved pure contentment and happiness for everything life gave her.
What my Greatness Overload self learnt was that life is pretty much unfair and cruel and stupid and overbearing, like our moms! But, in time, we accept it and move on. We fight, forgive, move on and stand strong. And at the end, when we look back at everything that has happened to us, we say, “All Izz Well!” What matters is that we stood strong and took it all. We accept it, forgive it, appreciate it and learn from it. Not dread or run from it (BTW, that was Thanos line reference from Avengers: Infinity War).
And, last but not the least, serious kudos to the author Joriemar for the wonderful, touching and heart-clenching story I love you, Ms Joriemar, Almighty Bless Ya!!