Thursday, June 7, 2012

Finding The Silver Lining

“Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.”
- Maurice Setter

Life isn't easy for anyone. 

I think that a lot of people forget that sometimes. 

Hard things may come up in your life, and they will.

Maybe you will even have to deal with really hard things. 

And it is sometimes really hard to filter through all the bad and find the good.

But it's possible. 

Often you will discover that the silver lining was right under your nose the whole time, it just took you a long time to decide to look.

Yes. Decide to look.

Because whether or not your trials strengthen you... well, that is your choice.

One thing that I've found you can gain from just about any trial... is perspective.

You gain a different and more beautiful view on life.

You're given a chance to reevaluate your priorities and see if you like where they lie. 

And if you do... well, that's great.

But more often than not, you find that you should probably update that list of priorities a little bit.

And that's a good thing.

The chance to gain a new perspective and take a look at your priorities...

Well, that's a silver lining.

And a pretty hefty one.

See how this guy uses his trials to give him perspective...

Be grateful for what you have.

Because there is pretty much always, always someone who is going through the same trial you are going through.

And there are always going to be people who are in a worse position than you are.

And remember this:

No matter how dark and hopeless things seem...

There is always a silver lining.

And if you can't see it right now, then you can't.

But hopefully you will be able to later, and hopefully you will be able to look back on your trial and see how it strengthened you.

Remember that good things come to those that wait,

And that in the end, all will be well.

(Please watch the video embedded in this post...)
It's fantastic.

- Never forget your identity... and never forget your purpose.

You were put on this earth to succeed.

So be strong... and make that success a reality.


Tawnie said...

wow Haley.
I am so impressed with your insight. I have encouraged Emily to read every post. You have a lot to share. Thank you!!!!

Haley Barton said...

Thank you!!
And thanks for leaving a comment!
They kinda sorta make my day! :)


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