The funny thing about silver linings is that they are only there if we choose to see them; in essence, silver linings are merely a way of thinking, a glass half full type of scenario. Try as I might, I had trouble seeing the silver linings upon watching Silver Linings Playbook, a movie with an incredible cast and multiple award nominations, but little story development. I understand that the acting was spot on, but the movie literally left me leaving the theater look for the nearest bridge to jump off. It did make me think though, which brought me to wondering about my own silver linings.
Lately, I have been feeling that I am not a person who is exceptionally lucky. I can’t say I ever really win anything and no amazing opportunities really seem to just fall in my lap. When I go to competitions or watch games, the team that I really want to win (hello, 49ers) always seems to lose. My car breaks down or I get into accidents at the most inopportune moments and I always kind of have that feeling that if I were just a few minutes earlier or later, my life could be incredible. But instead, I find myself constantly muddling around, lost in my daily tasks.
All of that said, when I take even a moment to try to assess my own personal silver linings, too many things to count pop into my head; my insanely close relationship with my family, my comfortable lifestyle where I can basically do as I please, my array of colorful friends and the experiences that we have together, my impending college graduation, the fact that I can basically go get lost at the beach any day of the week, those moments when someone gives me a truly great compliment, my soon to be born niece, my human-like hilarious dog, etc, etc.
It’s basically a joke for me not think that I am lucky, which as I started this post off with, is the funny thing about silver linings; they should always be thought of because there are so many outlining our own lives.
Every cloud has a silver lining,