This year, though, when I was ill, I lost the motivation to do even my most favorite things, like reading books, writing or even going to my favorite stationery shops. I felt frustrated, depressed and angry at myself, and somehow this just contributed to my lack of will to do anything.
My family and friends suggested that I think about the fun things I could do when I was better, but usually the pain was too much to even allow for that little bit of dreaming. The silver lining of this week's proverb seemed to be beyond me.
When things are rough, it's easy to become bitter and cynical, and it's difficult to believe that a positive attitude is possible. You're more likely to think there's a cloud to every silver lining, rather than the opposite way round.
But you've got to overcome that negativity and, as Chet Baker sings, "Try to find the sunny side of life."
Q1 In this proverb, the "cloud" stands for:
A2) Good times.
A3) Bad weather.
正解： A1) Hardship.
Q2 When Kana fell ill, she:
A1) Ran a triathlon.
A2) Wrote an autobiography.
A3) Didn't leave her bed often.