Looking On The Bright Side?


Sometimes the silver lining is bright and obvious, sometimes it’s a little more subtle.  Once in a while those blessing are so huge they smack you in the face, but often they are small and ridiculous enough just to give you a twinge of a smile. Those little glimpses of the silver lining are the one’s I am trying to be thankful for today:

When my eyes are super bloodshot, my eyes look really green.  Cool right?

My alarm has malfunctioned so many times this month, I’ve learned how to rock the sock bun.

Waking up at 4:30am because I have to pee, means I get to giggle because it means I can stumble to the bathroom, then crawl back into that warm bed and grab at least two more hours of sleep!

The element in the oven broke?  Time for take out!

My Facebook account was hacked, again.  Well I guess this just means someone thinks I am just that interesting.  (I‘m really not)

Dropped a glass and broke it.  Meh, one less glass to put away.  (actually this one did bug me. Grr butter fingers!)

Sometimes it is hard to look for the silver lining, but life is truly too short to live on the dark side.

Hope you can find a silver lining in your day today!


  1. smiles…ha…one less glass…yes, its too long a life to let the little things bug you…they do pile up…and it does take a bit of discipline…

    • I figured if I keep preaching to my kids to look for the silver lining I had better start doing it myself! Hope the sun is shining down on your today 🙂

  2. Thank you for this post!! I was ready for the week to be over (its only Tuesday) but now I can see that just having a little laugh at myself will make me feel better.

    This post came at the perfect time for me.

    Thank you

    • I am so happy to hear this post was perfectly timed for you! Sometimes we just have to find a way to laugh at ourselves or find that bright spot, especially when we wake up thinking it’s Friday only to realize (sadly) that it is Thursday!!

  3. Hope you get a new alarm in your Christmas stocking!

  4. I love how you’ve embraced the sock bun! 😉 *she typed as she while she currently wears a hat…indoors*

  5. Oh I love the sock bun. I hope your day gets better.

  6. What a sweet post! Finding the good in the ‘kinda bad’ is a gift….and you rock at it!

  7. Yup seeing the blessings or the good in the little things can actually make a difference in our lives.

  8. Darlene Schuller says:

    I try to remind myself, if the slipups didn’t occur, I wouldn’t appreciate the little things!

  9. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Nice reminder that we need to appreciate the little things, often this time of year we can forget that with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. On another note my microwave broke the other day, plus side it gave me something to put on my Christmas List 🙂

  10. jenny nicole says:

    This is something i really need to work on for the new year – and even starting today! I do believe that everything happens for a reason, yet its so hard for me to see even the thinnest silver lining.

  11. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    Great post! I had my silver lining moment this week. I was driving to take my 4 month old to the doctor and couldn’t go down my usual route to his office because of construction, yet again. I got so mad because I didn’t want to be late, my baby was sick and this construction area has been ongoing for over a year now. Then while at a stoplight I saw people waiting at a TTC stop. I thought I’m being stupid. I have a warm car to take my sick baby to the doctor. What if I didn’t? It made me feel like a douche for getting so mad in the first place.

  12. I feel you. I ran out of #Bacon but just viewed it as a chance to go out and buy some fresh new packs

  13. Victoria Ess says:

    You honestly did a great job with those, and it’s inspiring! I HATE when I drop dishes! I do acknowledge that I allow certain things to absolutely ruin my mood for a few hours. My partner is really good at not crying over spilled milk, and he’s training me to be better!

  14. It’s the old glass half empty vs. glass half full! When you get lemons, you make lemonade! You just have to laugh sometimes and put things in perspective!

  15. Cheryl Grandy says:

    It’s amazing how often there really is a silver lining, but sometimes it takes days or months before we can see it. Thanks for your post – it reminds me to focus on the good parts of things instead of dwelling on the bad parts.

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