“You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.”
It’s a famous quote from the award-winning Silver Linings Playbook movie, but what does it really mean?
The expression “Every cloud has a silver lining” focuses on finding something positive in a gloomy situation. That’s easier said than done when you’re living with chronic pain, financial worries or relationship problems every day. But just because it’s hard to notice the silver linings during dark times, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any.
Sometimes, there may even come something good of a bad situation. We’ve all heard stories of people who feel their lives changed for the better after tragedy struck. From being forced to reflect upon life to finding their strength and having a new mission in life, many people gain valuable insights or new meaning from redefining moments.
Of course that doesn’t mean you should feel grateful for your problems just because you’ve gained some hard-learned lessons. You can still wish your hardship never happened to you in the first place. Focusing on positive things also doesn’t make your problems any less serious – but it does make the situation easier to bear.
So have a look at these 12 hopeful quotes to look for the silver lining in every dark cloud.