Blessing in disguise: something that at first seems bad, but later turns out to be beneficial. Many people believe that such occurrences are based on luck, on fate. Others take it as a gift from God, saying that it is all in God’s plan. Well, I wouldn’t dispute any of those beliefs but instead would love to propose another ideology, a concept that I strongly believe will benefit many.
Often when bad things happen, we feel down and out, sad, angry and extremely negative. Unless one is sadistic or crazy, that makes perfect logical sense. However, why make life so miserable?
Indeed, what we should do is to search for the positives within the negative. While it may be subtle, unnoticeable or perhaps, with reference to the title, hiding in a disguise, it is only to our advantage that we search for this very positive and uncover it from its disguise. This is much more meaningful rather than waiting for these positives to reveal themselves (which most of the time doesn’t happen because these blessings are selfish bastards).
It can be anything, anything as long as it is positive and makes you a happier person. For example, say a superior bullies you and gives you a mountain of work to do. Perhaps you can take it as an opportunity to prove yourself and make your value known to the organisation rather than simply cursing, swearing and grumbling about how unfair he is and what an ass he totally is. Who knows one day maybe your even higher superior recognizes your hardwork and dedication and decides to reward you?
I guess the main point that I am trying to convey is that we should always be optimistic and stay optimistic, positive. I admit I’m no where close to being that perfect happy person but would definitely love to work towards it. I mean why not? Being positive will simply make life more wonderful and meaning ful. No one chooses to feel sadness over happiness. Lets all learn how to be happy and stay happy. Lets all learn how to detect these blessings in disguise and expose them.
Blessings in disguises, here I come.
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definition by McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.