a Silver Lining
Have you ever heard the proverb:Every Cloud has a Silver Lining :The proverb conveys the message that one has to stay positive at all times and never lose hope at any cost.
A huge black cloud generally blocks the sun light and makes the atmosphere appear dull and dark. But on closer observation, we will find the sun rays trying to peep through the sides of the cloud, creating a fine silver lining all around the edges of the cloud. Similarly, in life, we all go through bad phases. But something good always comes out of even a bad situation. That is the silver lining of a rough patch. Here the dark clouds are compared to bad times that we face in life.
Few days ago I had become a very sad and disappointed girl. Actually I have met with an accident a few months earlier, I was confined to a wheelchair. My knee had been badly damaged and I required a number of surgeries to set it right. The doctors said that I would have to wait for another two months before I could attempt to walk. My confidence became low and often lost my temper. I was angry that I was unable to run and play around like the others. I was not interested in even meeting My friends. I wanted to be left alone. My parents were very worried about me.
One day one of my class teachers, Mrs.Rahman, visited me and gifted me a set of chessboard and coins. She also taught me the basic rules of the game and asked me to play a few games every day. I soon found myself getting totally engrossed in the game and began to win all the games that my played with my neighbors. Realizing that I had some talent, my parents decided to get me a coach who spent a few hours everyday teaching me the nuances of the game.