I’m sure that we have all been told the dictum, of “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.”
It’s a nice idea, reminding people to make the best of things or situations that they find themselves in. And usually it is true.
However, it is important to realize that sometimes there really isn’t all that much good that comes from a given situation. It’s pretty much all bad.
Further, when people say it, usually the person they are saying it to isn’t in a place that they can productively use the advice, anyways!
So keep this in mind next time you think of quoting the dictum. It might just be better form to express your sympathy.