Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Silver-linings do exist!

Today during my morning commute I saw the most beautiful clouds.  They were not directly overhead, but sat in clusters in front of me like a sunset.  They were so beautiful that they almost seemed to be fake.  Then, I saw something so spectacular.  Something I've never seen before, but heard about.  I saw a silver line outline a cluster of clouds.  My children were so mesmerized that we just stared as we uttered "Ooooh" and "Aaaahhhh!" I was driving down the freeway, so I didn't get to take a picture.  For a split second I thought about taking a picture since I always keep my camera in my purse.  I knew I wouldn't be able to capture the true essence of what we were seeing so I opted to keep that image in my head rather than replace that beautiful image with a lesser one of a digital photo.  If you've never seen is amazing.  That word is over-used, but a silver-lining shining down upon you IS amazing! 

It got me to stop this morning and just be in that moment.  For that I am grateful.  I am trying to be in each moment and enjoy and learn and listen to all that I am supposed to get out of each task throughout my day.  I am learning to be content and NOT stress so much.  No, this is not a new year resolution, but something I have been working on for a couple years.  At times it is much more challenging than I expected.  I tend to worry too much and not go for what I want or deserve because of my fears within. 

I have received some emails daily for over a week now all centered around conquering one's fears.  That's when I realized that it is not enough to just say "I have faith", but to really BELIEVE that you have faith that whatever it is you are worrying about will indeed work out!  Maybe it won't happen the way you wanted or planned, but today's worry will not be with you forever.  Eventually it will be the past. 

So for today, know that there are things out there like dreams fulfilled, faith, love, and...silver linings!

Wishing you dreams to fulfill and the inspiration needed to do so!
~the sol within~

The song that inspired this post:
~Beautiful Day by U2


  1. Hi Anna, very well said and written. I too worry about many things and really they are just trivial. I can't go around worrying that because things are going good right now, that any day now things will change. I have been learning to do just that, "living in the moment." Great advice since I slept in today after my husband went to work. I normally get up at 6, make his lunch/coffee and stay up and get clean to go to Curves and exercise. Today I just felt like going back to bed, I did. Now I'm here at 9:47 am going to exercise, late....but I'll be there. :) Have a great day and keep those thoughts going. Lucky you that got to see a silver lining, but then you do every day, with your family. Take Care.

  2. Hi, Gloria. I worry a lot about things going so well that I wonder when the "bad" stuff will happen. Before I know it, something to worry about does show up and I never really enjoyed the good in the moment!

    Glad to hear you slept in today. I hope you feel refreshed. And your family is a tremendous silver lining in my life!

    All the best,

  3. I wish you the best ever. In my life, YOU are part of MY "silver lining". I enjoy reading your works and all your messages. You see things and are able to put them down in writing. I congratulate you on doing so. I envy you being able to express it all so clearly, Reading the passages, I could see what you describe Thank you for opening my eyes. P.S. I love your artist's work!