You've got to find the silver linings.
But you've also got to understand that,
silver linings look a lot like
A job loss.
A minor car accident.
A botched sales pitch.
A bombed speech.
A sh*tty test score.
An unpassed exam.
An application rejection.
A human rejection.
A skip-over for a promotion.
A missed catch in the big game.
All pretty crappy things to experience, some more serious than others, yes, but if they never happened to you
-- if life never happened to you --
you wouldn't be the person you are today.
You'd be happier?
No, I doubt it.
You'd be kinder?
I don't think so.
You'd work harder?
Nope. Don't think that either.
BUT because life has thrown some lemons your way
— and even thanks to them —
you've been forced to figure out how to concoct your own lemonade
….how to make an often sour journey a little bit sweeter.
And I think that's a crucial life skill.
One that, very likely, wouldn't be acquired if all of one's existence was peaches and cream and easy-peasy.
So don't curse the hard, and don't let the hard curse you.
Take not the unpleasant, but it's lesson with you wherever you go, and you'll always be going forward.
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