Maria looked at the letter of rejection sadly. It had come from the local theater company. They hated her play and didn’t want to produce it. She felt disappointed, but she didn’t give up. She continued to work on her script, and she sent it to all the agents she could find online. One day, she got an unexpected call from a Hollywood agent. He loved her script and wanted her to adapt it into a screenplay for a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster. She couldn’t believe it! Maria was extremely grateful. She remembered how her first rejection letter made her even more determined to succeed. It had been a blessing in disguise.
Learn more about this interesting idiom in the video below.
Well, a blessing is a good thing, and a disguise is a costume, right?
That’s right. A blessing in disguise is something that seems bad at first but, in the end, is good.
Let’s look at a few examples of how to use this phrase naturally:
- Breaking my leg was a blessing in disguise because while I was in the hospital, I met the woman of my dreams, and she later became my wife.
- Getting fired from my office job was a blessing in disguise. If I hadn’t lost that job, I never would have opened my own business. I’m so much happier now!
- Try not to worry too much about losing your job. It could be a blessing in disguise. I mean, you’ve always wanted to be an author. Why not try now?
So, there we are: a blessing in disguise. Have you ever had a blessing in disguise? Let us know in the comments section below.
Now, it’s time to try out today’s idiom yourself. The following prompts may help.
- Did you ever meet someone important in your life due to a difficult or unexpected situation?
- What advice could you give to a friend who had just lost their job?
- Did something positive in your life ever come from a bad situation?