I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Every cloud has a silver lining,” but what does this phrase mean to you—and more important, do you look for the positive outcome in stormy situations? I like to define this phrase as a time in our lives when things seem to be going wrong, but we believe that God does indeed have a plan for us and our difficulties will soon pass. We somehow find the faith that things will be better soon. We look past the storm and realize that every cloud has a silver lining.
This Wednesday is July 4th—our nation’s birthday—and, as Americans, we joyously celebrate this wonderful holiday! If you have the day off, you will likely have a great time at a barbeque with friends, or maybe you will go boating or just simply relax at home with your loved ones. Celebrations make us happy, don’t they? But what we may not realize is that happiness is contagious, and by being happy, we affect everyone in our space.