(Why does that remind me of “look for the union label..”?)
When there are no clouds there is absolutely positively no chance for a silver lining. Ever think about that? What appears to be a “bad” day in which a storm cloud seems to have ensconced itself over the top of my head can be actually a silver lining waiting to be revealed.
A cancelled appointment turns into a picnic in the park (albeit if it’s not indeed raining); a flat tire turns into an opportunity to reconnect with that mechanic friend you’ve meant to contact; a case of the sniffles turns into a great excuse to take a day off… what is the latest silver lining you’ve discovered? I’d love to hear about them. No stories are too simple or far-fetched.
Can’t think of one? I’ll get you started. Think of that one situation in your life now that, if different, would make your life so much better, easier, or more fulfilling. Yes that one. Step back for a moment and regard it again. Slowly but surely the silver lining will manifest itself. I dare you to give this an honest try and tell me that it didn’t work. I double dog dare you.
- B.J. Thomas (texasmusicmatters.kut.org)