I don’t know how you felt about that movie, people had mixed feelings. I guess I did, too. Mostly, I liked it because I like movies like that, but as soon as it was over, Will was like “omg, that was two people just using each other over and over” which gave me a different perspective on it. I have mixed feelings about jlaw. Mostly I think I like her, but I’ve been told that, in every role she plays, it’s just so obvious that she’s Jennifer Lawrence, which is not the sign of a good actor so I dunno. I DO know that I kinda love Bradley Cooper, so I think all in all, when it comes to that movie, I’m a fan.
One time, I was talking to my therapist about being Pollyanna and how I didn’t want to view the world through rose-colored glasses, and she said “I don’t think you view the world through rose-colored glasses, but you are always looking for the positive thing in something bad.” Maybe that’s why I liked that movie: The silver linings playbook IS my playbook. It has to be.
I think that regardless of what I’ve been through, life is too hard not to look for the good in the bad. Maybe we’re just deceiving ourselves, but I don’t know. I guess I’d rather be in a state of deceit rather than defeat.
My uncle recently died and I was fortunate enough to travel home for the memorial (shout out to my husband, Will, who makes any travel I do possible). It was for a really sad reason, but I got see lots of family friends I hadn’t seen in forever, and I was able to stay with my parents at the house I grew up in, with my cousins who I hadn’t seen since my wedding (One of whom lives in COLOMBIA) and with Susan and Bruce who aren’t genetically family but are basically my family. Yes, we were all together for a really sad reason but the silver lining was that we all got to spend time with one another!
My life requires silver linings, but I think it’s a good practice for everyone. Sometimes, they’re really hard to find, and I think often, they look bronze, but until you find it, I’ll be that annoying person in your ear being like “ok, but what’s the good thing in this?”