Monday, August 3, 2009

The Silver Lining

Monday has arrived and I am back ready to blog away. The past month has been a bit surreal for me and I am finding it a little difficult to fall back into my daily routine. Huge, life changing events are taking place around me and I am finding it all a tad overwhelming. One such event is my best friend being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Three weeks ago she underwent surgery to treat her illness and this is only the first step in a long and difficult process in order to eradicate this disease. The news that she was so so sick was a shock to everyone around her. No one saw this coming. In the weeks since her surgery I have visited with her often and must say that her positive attitude and unbreakable spirit are truly inspirational. She is looking a the silver lining of the dark cloud that decided to loom over her for awhile. All this has made me reflect on my life and whether I look for the silver lining....most of the time I must admit that I don't. What better wake up call for me than what is happening right now. Do you look for the bright side of things? Do you look for the silver lining?


Anonymous said...

As I get older, sometimes I wonder if life was easier a long time ago, that ignorance is bliss. I have always tried to see the positive side to things but lately I am finding that to be quite a challenge. Just when I start to feel cynical or pessimistic, I look at my children and their sense of awe and wonder. I try to put myself in their shoes and see the world through their eyes. That is usually enough to bring me back to my old self. We need to be positive for the people around us. God knows there is enough negativity in the world. I will keep your friend in my prayers so she can heal and for those around her to keep positive.

suzy said...

I am so sorry for your beautiful friend. I hope she is getting all the help and support she needs. It must be so frightening for her..and for you. You need support too. She is your dear friend.

suzy said...

PS - there is an award for you on my blog.