Silver Lining Morning

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.

The SL sky from my bathroom a/k/a this week's "office"

...and then outside to see the Silver Lining Sky in person!

The SL sky even makes the flowers look beautiful.

Good Morning, Roses!

Good Morning, Buzz!

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.

~Hubert Humphrey

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.

~Author Unknown

Wishing you all a day filled with extraordinarily magical SL’s!

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  1. says

    Wonderful! Lovely! You make MY life good because I know someone — YOU — a GREAT soul is out there in our world helping to shine the light on the SL's that some of us just plain miss. :)

    p.s. Buzz is The Dude.

  2. says

    You, Jeff and Finley just blow my mind in how I am learning from you all. What a gift you give your friends that love you so much and want to be there every step of the way for you all. Thank you for these amazing posts, thoughtful and inspirational words and actions to live with.

  3. Rob Jacobs says

    So happy to hear you're back home! Keep those pics of Buzz coming….I love his expressions! Can't wait to meet him person….