Yesterday, someone asked me, “What does Silver Lining (SL) mean?”
When I ask our 4 3/4 daughter what the phrase means, she replies, “It’s when something good comes out of something bad.” She sees SL’s with as much frequency as I do. For example, last night, I took a gigantic, narley splinter out of 4 3/4′s finger (big OWIE!) and then we watched a SL movie (Princess Aurora, by the way). This morning has a SL because I feel well enough to take her to school. The list goes on and on and on…
For me, a Silver Lining is the (sometimes unexpected!) beauty, joy, fortune, love, and happiness that I find in everyday situations since the FBC diagnosis. The extraordinary benefit of finding SL’s during FBC is that I’ll take them with me long after FBC is Gone. Gone. Gone.
Here are some of my favorite SL quotes:
Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.
Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.
Wishing you all a day filled with extraordinarily magical SL’s!