Friday, April 4, 2014

Every cloud has a silver lining

Day 5 alphabet E

Every cloud has a silver lining is usually said as an encouragement to a person who is overcome by some difficulty and is unable to see any positive way forward.
It so happened that a friend was in a very dire condition and on the verge of committing suicide.
Another friend coaxed him to meet Mata Amrithanandamaye to seek her advice.
Amma as the mata was fondly called told him that the pepper business he was into was not good for him and suggested him to deal in stone and steel materials.
He did accordingly by manufacturing grinding stones for idli, dosa batter which had steel and stone.
He thus flourished in his business.
It was the friend who came as the silver lining.
Every dark cloud has a silver lining
Another true incident:
My son and Meena had come down to Chennai on holiday.
The ladies in Rotary wanted to buy uniform sarees, so Meena too joined us to select the sarees in a showroom in T.Nagar.
As we were choosing sarees, there was a phone call from Pravin saying a neighbor's wife had come saying that her husband had a severe heart attack. Pravin and his father left their lunch and rushed the  patient immediately to the hospital. The delay there irked my husband and he gave the staff a piece of his mind and before he could call the chief cardiologist, the patient was put in ICU. An angiography and stent were done together. A life was thus saved. I believe Pravin and his father came as the silver lining.

Linking this to A-Z challenge. E is for Every cloud has a silver lining.


PhenoMenon said...

and if u gift a silver to a girl is it line maaro with silver? :D


Unknown said...

Very nice saying and indeed nice way to correlate with real scenarios.

Brilliant words n lovely places... I wanna visit so many places :-o


anuprabha v said...

Pheno, gift the silver and await the result!!!

Shailaja V said...

How well you illustrate the proverbs, Anu :) It makes me want to look for the silver linings in my own life. Really like the narrative flow in the post.

Introspection in Shades of 11
A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014

Nabanita said...

A silver laden write up equal to gold :)

Random Thoughts Naba

sugandha said...

silver lining...somehow i have some affection to the word. it rings so much positiveness just like your stories... :)