A blessing in disguise is something that seems at first to be a bad thing, but turns out to be a good thing. Like that summer camp your parents forced you to attend against your wishes, where you met your lifelong best friend, or the time the big game was rained out so your all-star crush was free to give you your first kiss.

Blessings in disguise are similar to mixed blessings, or the concept of every cloud having a silver lining. It's often annoying to be told to look on the bright side or to count your blessings, but it sure feels wonderful when that realization hits and you can recognize the blessing behind its disguise.

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