It’s been a while since we’ve heard that particular phrase as we’ve all been so “down-in-the-dumps” over so many things, far too numerous to mention, but it’s fair to say, we’ve faced our challenges, won or at least came through most of them and now, we’re on the far side, stronger, better and ready to start again.
It got us thinking about phrases that we use and sometimes we aren’t even aware that they’re part & parcel of our everyday vocabulary. For example “What’s for you won’t pass you” – what does that mean? Effectively, it means if something is meant to happen for you it will e.g. getting “that” job, the one you really want and that would be perfect for you.
“Every cloud has a silver lining” - What does it mean? If something happened, and you would have preferred it didn’t or were even upset at the time, but now something good has come out of it … e.g. lose your job but it was the catapult (or the kick in the rear end!) that you needed to set up your own business..
“It could always be worse” – I think one has to be somewhat careful when using this particular phrase. If someone is feeling down or hard-done-by, there’s a reason behind it and this phrase can at times, appear as somewhat flippant and instead of cheering some up could have the opposite effect & they actual feel that you’re belittling them…..
“There’s plenty of people in the graveyard who’d love to swop places with you” – Not exactly cheery but it gets the point across that whilst alive – live your life!
Go ahead, make mistakes, you’ll learn from them, fall in love at least once, get your heart broken at least once and you’ll appreciate love the next time ‘round, do a bungee jump, fly a kite, do things that will terrify you but also make your hear soar… this ain’t no rehearsal, so go on, make the best of it & send us the photos!