Look on the bright side

By Sarah Aterrado - November 11, 2013

I remember the time during a long bus ride from Gensan to Davao, I had this great conversation with a friend. And among all the things we have talked about, there's this one line he uttered that struck me the most which now became one of my life's mantra: Look on the bright side.

I've heard this line a thousand times before but I never really took it by heart until I'm the one sinking in deep shit. It got me thinking, why I linger on the negative when I can just look at the positive side and head towards that direction?

Yes I know, it's easier said than done. But there's no harm in trying, right? So to fully embrace that line and learn how to turn lemons into lemonade, I'm starting with small steps that will eventually lead me to see lifein a positive way—which you may find helpful too. So here's to a good one:

Count your blessings. Even the simplest and smallest ones. A friend gave me a candy that saved my arse from getting knocked out inside the office. See? that's one example.

Surround yourself with happy people. Happiness is like a virus, it spreads and it's contagious. Laugh. Joke around. Have fun. Nothing beats a heartfelt laughter or two a day.

Don't sweat the small stuff. You can just shrug off and dump those bad vibes and worries away. Just choose your battles wisely.

Smile. Enough said. ^____^

And if life has really been throwing you a lot of shit, look on the bright side, life would rather be dull if you were only smoothly sailing. :)

By the way, here's a song that goes out to all of you. Just listen and chillax:

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  1. And never get on negative people, they also
    , drag you down!