by Lynn F. Price
Find a Silver Lining presents heart-warming evidence that there are many beneficial outcomes that stem from adversity, and that much of life’s happiness comes from those outcomes. Just as rain falls on both the rich and the poor, and the wicked and the righteous alike, trials befall all of us. Everyone has challenges to confront and conquer, and usually those challenges come unexpectedly!
It has been said that circumstances don’t make us, they merely reveal us for what we are. When we get knocked flat on life’s playing field, will we just lie there and moan, or will we pick ourselves up and get on with the game? When others suffer some tough hits, will we extend a helping hand in spite of our own bruises? Will we complain about the game, the rules, the referees, the other players and the weather, or will we rejoice in the excitement and challenge of the contest? As we endure the difficult circumstances that come to us in the game of life, let us hope they will reveal us to be enthusiastic players—players who intend to stay in the game until the final whistle blows.
The book is written in three parts. Part 1 presents twelve examples which show adversity is a universal problem. Part 2 addresses the “why” question—why does adversity befall us?—and gives reasons in seven insightful chapters. Part 3 teaches us how to look for silver linings, with six life-changing outcomes suggested.
Find a Silver Lining answers some of life’s most difficult questions. Its answers and insights will replace sorrow with joy for those who will heed its message.
Part 1: ADVERSITY, A UNIVERSAL PROBLEM
Door One: We Learned Patience
Door Two: Don’t Give Up!
Door Three: Afghans
Door Four: Even His Paramours
Door Five: The Winds of Change
Door Six: We Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye
Door Seven: Adversity Means Different Things to Different People
Door Eight: My Daddy Doesn’t Love Me!
Door Nine: I Found Me
Door Ten: Beating the Odds
Door Eleven: I Learned to Balance Life Better
Door Twelve: She Brought Us Happiness
Part 2: WHY DOES ADVERSITY BEFALL US?
Question One: What Makes a Burden Heavy or Light?
Question Two: What Is It about Burdens That Makes Them Difficult to Bear?
Question Three: How Can Challenges Seem Easy One Time and So Difficult Another Time?
Question Four: Why Can Two People Respond to the Same Problem So Differently?
Question Five: Why Is Life So Unfair?
Question Six: Why Are Our Own Challenges Greater Than Those of Other People?
Question Seven: Are We Really Supposed to Be Grateful for Problems?
Part 3: ACTIONS
Action One: Develop Eyes to See
Action Two: Build a Positive Attitude
Action Three: Strengthen Spiritual Resources
Action Four: Care for Ourselves Physically, Socially, Emotionally, and Financially
Action Five: Expand Knowledge and Talents
Action Six: Value Our time
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