All events have an up side in some fashion.

Please reflect and share. How does this play out for you?

Sometimes we face circumstances that seem unrelievedly bad. Difficult events may hit us out of the blue or carefully laid plans may unexpectedly crumble. These situations leave us feel side swiped, possibly grieving, and struggling to cope.

In the moment it is all we can do to try to deal with what’s happening. All we can see is the very real down side of the occurrences. In life there is balance, so there also is an up side to challenges, whether or not we can recognize or acknowledge it at the time. It is enough to trust that an up side exists and will make itself known over time. This belief helps give us hope and strength to persevere.

Today’s message reminds me to be on the lookout for silver linings. All events have their purpose and bring me some benefit, even if I can’t see it immediately. Creation is always working in my best interests.

How about you? Do you look for up sides?