Today I squeezed virtually an entire bag of oranges for 5 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice. I setup the juicer cut the oranges in half and then proceeded to manually press an extract the content, the sweet juice worth the time and effort. To enjoy the sweetness and savor the fresh flavor takes a bit of time and some manual labor in the process, is it worth all the effort? If you are a fan of freshly squeezed orange juice like I am you will undoubtedly say YES.
The physical juicing process sent my thoughts off in a totally different direction, is life not exactly like squeezing oranges? If you want to taste the sweet flavor of success in anything that you tackle it will take time and lots of manual labor. There is no shortcut to success, you cannot drink the juice without squeezing the orange. You get healthier by skipping the junk food, avoiding the dessert table, and reaching for some fresh fruits and vegetables instead. You cannot have a healthy body and look good by asking someone else to do your push-ups for you.
Opting for a healthier diet and lifestyle is definitely not a bed of roses, it is filled with many unexpected obstacles and challenges along the way but the juice it brings, the wellness, energy, vitality and emotional stability is well worth the effort.
Is the juice worth the squeeze in life? Definitely, don’t allow instant pleasures to side track you so easily, there is a bigger reward waiting for you if you just keep squeezing.