Silver Lining

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It’s really easy to feel disheartened, then feel sorry for yourself, and finally feel defeated, disappointed, or cross.

It was my birthday yesterday and the weather went from sunny to raining. I was upset at this change because it meant I couldn’t have a picnic outside as I had earlier planned. I was also looking forward to wearing my new kurta, but it turned out to be too long, so I had to make do with something old in my cupboard. When it was time for dinner, we headed to the restaurant I wanted to eat at but it happened to be closed, and after scouring for other restaurants to no avail, we finally headed back home.

If someone had asked me how I was feeling when I reached home, I would have said terrible. Things didn’t work out as planned and it was supposed to be “my special day” devoid of glitches.

As I got ready to sleep, I rethought my day. Was it really that bad?

I’ve changed my mind. My day was as good as could be. I enjoyed the heat of the sun and the cool of the rain all in one day. I got to snuggle with my husband under the umbrella. If I had worn my new kurta, I would have been conscious of mud splattering on it all the time and not enjoying my walk. And though simple, my husband cooked up a delicious meal.

So, what I’ve learnt is, and what we should all take away from this is, is to see things from two different perspectives. See it for what it was and then see it in a more forgiving light. Was the other route or option unacceptable or something to get upset over?

Let’s not be harsh in our views; Let’s seek the “silver lining” for a healthy and happy life.

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