Reflections

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  1. Layla

    Setting boundaries with a loved one who really hurt me by their behavior. I’m having to take a step back and make emotional space for myself, downsize the connection there. In the past, I would have fought – them to change, myself to accept – the harmful behaviors in order to keep the connection the same. I’ve earned to let go and have faith more recently. The silver lining is that this is progress in my self-love journey.

    2 years ago
  2. Mary Pat

    I just wrote a piece on my FB page called, A Reflection on Voluntary Isolation. It is about what happened after we were diagnosed with Covid last October, what happened, and the end result of my isolation. I found I had let it run my life, and when I was put in a situation unfamiliar to me, it woke me up. The silver lining is I now see how it helped, and how it didn’t, and I have made changes in my life as a result.

    2 years ago
  3. Malag

    I have gotten a bit institutionalised during the pandemic. As I start to re-emerge once again, I can experience a fresh perspective for what I took for granted before the pandemic eg meeting people, going out and about.

    2 years ago
  4. ADP

    Luckily at the present time I am not facing a difficult situation, but my daughter is. My advice to her would be trust in the Lord and believe in his guidance. Focus your energy and thoughts toward what you want and things will happen.

    2 years ago
  5. d
    db82258

    Today I heard someone say I am grateful for the pain that brought me here. The silver lining for me is also an intention and that is freedom.

    2 years ago
  6. O.Christina

    Acceptance of what is as well as of what is not in my life. To accept that if what I long for is meant to be, it will manifest. And if not, it very obviously is not meant to be. To trust life and God in this, and to obey in the sense of “to let His will be mine”.

    2 years ago
  7. Don Jones

    To see if my values and practices stand up when put to the test. Plain sailing is one thing, but sailing through a storm, that is another.

    2 years ago
  8. M
    MemoPC

    A verse comes to mind “ to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven”.
    While I may not understand the value in a difficult situation at the time I am experiencing it. It gives me peace to accept
    God’s presence in the midst of whatever I am facing – that is a silver lining. I did not always recognize that.
    Life can look dark and cruel and unforgiving. Life can look light and joyous and compassionate. However I am experiencing it I am not alone.

    2 years ago
  9. pkr

    A new beginning…….❤️🙏

    2 years ago
    1. O.Christina

      Yes! 🙏💜and thank you 💕!

      2 years ago
  10. Sean from Surrey in UK

    I am fortunate enough to know that the silver lining is always there for those who can see it and then actually appreciate it.

    I feel extremely blessed as today I don’t have any current significant difficult situations although of course this can change in an instant.

    2 years ago
  11. Mica

    The motivation to develop inner strength 😊🙃

    2 years ago
  12. Charlie T

    I love this question and the responses. Like Kevin, I am not facing any really difficult situations right now, and for that I am grateful. The question is a reminder for me, that even some of the darkest situations have resulted in positive change, growth, new opportunity’s, and perspective in my life. I think it’s a hard question to answer or even ask myself when it’s difficult and things aren’t going well, but it’s important for me to remember that “this too shall pass” and that I am resilient.

    2 years ago
  13. Maurice Frank

    Since late last May and through this week, I’ve experienced four deep losses which has let me see how emotionally resilient I am, or have become. My emotional setpoint bounces back within a few days, along with a lingering underlying sadness. I did not know this about myself, and I welcome any insights that bring me more self-knowledge. This doesn’t mean I love those I lost any less, it’s just how my emotional thermostat works.

    2 years ago
    1. Mary Pat

      My prayers and thoughts of comfort for you are here….I am glad you are grieving those losses, because you will move through them at your own pace. Blessings…and may the happy, loving memories of those you lost give you some comfort all the rest of your days…

      2 years ago
    2. sparrow

      I don’t believe,
      dear Maurice,
      that there is any right or wrong way to grieve…
      you are fine.
      You are perfectly all right,
      so don’t beat yourself up about it.
      You loved those people well,
      and from what you write,
      you loved them deeply.
      They were there
      and then they weren’t there,
      but they are somewhere,
      and your heart remembers them
      with love…
      sparrow
      ps. See Patricia’s post below…

      2 years ago
  14. Elle

    Growth & {hopefully} a new found joy as I open up to the experience- going with the ebbs & flows [rather than] throwing a tantrum, like a spoiled brat [thinking] I should just get what I want because it’s hard on [or] for me.

    2 years ago
  15. Carol

    Difficult situations can be challenging but I do my best not to label them problems. This was not always true for me but the challenge they’ve offered has made me grow. I guess the silver lining is the opportunity they offer for growth. It reminds me of the difference between suffering and misery! I’m so thankful to have learned that lesson.

    2 years ago
  16. Marnie Jackson

    The silver lining is that I am going to stretch and grow. I am going to learn a different perspective and understand a different way to deal with people who I often disagree. It will be challenging and I will make mistakes, but I will grow.

    2 years ago
  17. EJP

    As the doors have closed in this challenging situation, I am grateful in knowing that the “silver lining” will provide endless possibilities and opportunities for my future.

    2 years ago
  18. Michele

    I think that The Word For The Day answers this for me today:
    ‘There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze.’

    Etty Hillesum

    also Love came to mind:)

    2 years ago
  19. Patricia

    The silver lining might be that it is becoming easier for me to see the “silver linings” in life in general. What I notice about this situation is that I’m able to grieve the loss of something and then begin to move on more quickly (than I used to) into a positive future.

    2 years ago
  20. sunnypatti48317

    The most difficult thing I’m facing isn’t super difficult, thankfully. But from every difficult situation, the silver lining is always some kind of lesson for my growth.

    2 years ago
  21. Kevin

    Other than chronic back pain issues, at the moment I am not facing any difficult situations. Thanks for the reminder of how fortunate I am.

    2 years ago
  22. mam_gigi

    I am learning to accept criticism. I am starting to see it as helpful rather than personal.

    2 years ago
  23. Chung van Gog

    After a few difficult months, I am reading more books than ever before 🙂 Already on my fifth book this year! 🙂

    2 years ago
  24. Christine

    In my grief is love the silver lining. It is always there, never leaves me and can bring my feet back to the ground. ❤️ The other side of every cloud is bright and shining⛅.

    2 years ago

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