WHAT SIDE OF A RAINBOW DO YOU SEE? This morning a dear friend, whose picture should be beside the word Positive, shared a thought on Facebook and it resonated me and brought some further thoughts from her message. I thought I would expand on her thought of what side of a rainbow do you see. Here is Mary Kathryn Gentry’s message and then we will discuss this philosophical thought afterwards.

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Photo and message courtesy of Mary Kathryn Gentry
I thought I would address Looking on the positive side of the rainbow of life. We choose to be happy or not. Of course we will have days that are not the brightest and some will be downright dreary but keeping a positive attitude helps get us through the dreariness and we will appreciate the beauty of the rainbow when it shows itself. Let’s look at some quotes I found on the subject:
Looking on the Bright Side – Quotes to Stay Positive

Everyone has bad days. Times where nothing seems to go right. Days where the sun doesn’t seem to be shining in your direction. But rest assure that the negativity will pass and once again you’ll have a good day. Here are some inspirational quotes to help you stay positive and carry you on to your good day.
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Michael Jordan

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”
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T. F. Hodge

“Elevate your inside game. A negative attitude is below the horizon…a place for lonesome hearts.”
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John Wooden

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
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Demi Lovato

“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.”
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Nhat Hanh

“People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?”
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  1. 1.
    consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.
  2. 2.
    (of a person, attitude, or situation) not desirable or optimistic.
    “the new tax was having a very negative effect on car sales”
    synonyms: pessimisticdefeatistgloomycynicalfatalisticdismissiveantipatheticcritical;More

  1. 1.
    a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal.
    “she replied in the negative
    synonyms: “no”, refusalrejectionvetoMore

    a photographic image made on film or specially prepared glass that shows the light and shade or color values reversed from the original, and from which positive prints can be made.
  1. 1.
    no (usually used in a military context).
    ““Any snags, Captain?” “Negative, she’s running like clockwork.””
  1. 1.
    reject; refuse to accept; veto.
    “the bill was negatived by 130 votes to 129”
  2. 2.
    render ineffective; neutralize.
    “should criminal law allow consent to negative what would otherwise be a crime?”I


As I posted and read the definition of negative, I truly understand why I want to always remain a positive minded person. Look at the connotation for being negative:

consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.
I don’t know about any of your feelings and how you lean to either positive or negative, but this is worth pondering as to whether you want to be characterized by the absence (meaning you don’t make an impact or even  a memory of anything that distinguishes your being. Hmmm???
I prefer having an impact in life. I don’t desire to be a nobody or someone who lives in the absence of life.  In other words, when you see a rainbow, look at all sides by remembering the storm before but feel alive that the storm has passed and the skies are so beautiful they have produced one of the most mystifying works of God’s artistry…the magnificent rainbow and if you are really blessed, you just might see a double rainbow. Live Life; Love Life; and Live Life to the Fullest by giving credence to positive thoughts and actions. 

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A blogger since 2012, a published author of three Five Star romance novels, A MISTRESS, A WIFE and TELL ME LIES; LOVE ME STILL and RIDDLE ME THIS, LOVE OR BLISS. Still a small town girl with a lot of experience of people watching. Ten years of blogging experience.


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