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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Finding the Silver Lining in Life’s Sorrow

Surely everyone has heard the saying "Every cloud has a silver lining." Yet I admit that often I find it difficult in the moment to see a solid reason for bad things that occur. It’s difficult to stay positive when disappointing or painful events happen and to eventually discover the good outcomes to the hard times in your life. Life doesn’t teach us to automatically expect that things will work out to our advantage; we have to put some effort into reaching this conclusion.

It can be tough to overcome the worry and anxiety that circumstances bring and it’s challenging to learn to live a more peaceful life, rising to meet the mountains that we must climb. Yet climb we must, and it is that climb that allows us to rise to the highest peak, that peak that rises above the clouds, and see those clouds from a different perspective.

I’ve had to muster up the courage to overcome the pain in every situation. I have been blessed to have learned to embrace every moment; not waiting for what tomorrow brings, but enjoy and savor what this day has brought. Through all the lost loves and changed plans, there is always an underlying, tireless glow of optimism to be found even in the most broken of hearts.

Yes, even in the most broken of hearts


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