A Silver Linings Playbook

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A Silver Lining “Excelsior. It means… I’m gonna take all this negativity and use it as fuel and I’m gonna find a silver lining.” –Pat, The Silver Linings Playbook. It was the week before Christmas when we finally got up to the cabin at a ski resort in Colorado. Never experiencing snow, my siblings and I were thrilled when we found out we were going on vacation during winter. After traveling from California to Colorado for more than eighteen hours with my family members however, I was ready to hit the sack. Walking up the stairs of the log cabin, I had a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach but justified that it was just my excitement. The next morning, I awoke to the smell of gingerbread and peppermint. Walking into my siblings’ rooms, I yelled,…show more content…
Long Johns, scarfs, jackets, gloves, boots, and a hat suffocated me, but I didn’t care. As my family got ready, I impatiently waited by the door. After what it seemed like a hundred million years, they were ready to go. Finally, we were ready to go skiing and snowboarding. Even though I was dying to go snowboarding, the girls in my family pressured me to ski with them. I took the beginner lessons and before I knew it, I was ready to hit the slopes. My mom wanted to be the first to take me up on the slopes, so we hopped on the ski lift. Being a hyper seven year-old who was anxious about skiing, I was shaking the ski chair and just playing around. As we escalated into the snowy air, I pretended to be climbing the pole that held the ski chair. “Stop Kate. you will fall and hurt yourself,” my mom anxiously said. Thinking that my mom didn’t know what she was talking about, I climbed the pole. Because the sleet had consumed the pole however, I slipped and swung violently around the outside of the pole. Simultaneously, I heard a blood-curdling scream coming from my mother. “STOP THE LIFT. STOP THE LIFT,” the other skiers were yelling to the operator, but never once did it
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