I wrote this post about a month ago but it still rings true, especially today as we made our final payment to the IRS.
Sometimes things don’t always work out the way you want them to, or the way you think they should. Like when you find out you owe lots of money on your taxes in the same week you get a huge bill from the hospital that your insurance didn’t cover and you take your car to the shop and it needs new tires and brakes. And you start to wonder if you will ever get ahead. Or even worse, you start to question the fairness of it all. But that’s when we get ourselves in trouble. As soon as I realize that the universe doesn’t grant wishes and the world doesn’t owe me anything, I am able to look at my circumstances and begin to see the silver linings.
Here are my silver linings this week:
The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day.
I got to spend the weekend surrounded by family.
Despite these setbacks I know we are going to make it.
And here is my favorite silver lining by far.
In the words of Kimmy Schmidt, “I still believe the world is good, that bunnies are nice and snakes are mean. That one day Sandra Bullock will find someone who deserves her, and that Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne will spend the rest of his life in jail, because he is a liar.”