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Thursday, February 17, 2011

~Bright Side~

I was given these flowers as a hostess gift ....
and they brightened my week.

(For instance....)


I  slid my van in to the ditch- yet again.
{The brighter side ....}
I NEVER HIT THE MAIL BOX THIS TIME!
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Upon coming out of the gym one morning, I slid on a patch of ice, "gracefully" flew up in to the air, and landed on my rear.
{The brighter side....}
ONLY ONE PERSON SAW IT HAPPEN. (I think)
{And the ice meant that the weather had- at one point- been warm enough to melt snow!}
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I have consumed at LEAST 3 times the amount of sugar this week....due to extra chocolate and desserts around the house.
{The brighter side...}
I HAVE ENJOYED THE OUTSIDE AND MY SKIS A LOT MORE 
IN TRYING TO BURN IT ALL OFF.
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2 extra bills came in the mail which I wasn't expecting, my van needs to be expensively fixed, and I just found out I've paid a company twice for one item- but they never bothered to tell me.
{The brighter side....}
I GOT  A LOT OF PRACTICE IN THE PATIENCE AND 
PERSONAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENTS.
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We had another dump of snow this week, and tonight it is supposed to once again hit almost -30 degrees celcius....and that's without the wind.
{Brighter side...}
I GET TO CONTINUE TO WEAR MY FAVORITE RED WOOLEN MITTENS.

There's a bright side to every story.
You just have to know where to look!
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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

41 comments:

Farmchick said...

Good attitude!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You have the best attitude. I bet it has a lot to do with your fitness. I am going to try to exercise more. Thanks it was a really nice visit tonight.

Randy said...

I needed to see this earlier but I will still try to see the brighter side of the day. Beautiful flowers, such wonderful colors!

Farm Girl said...

Tell me on the brighter side, you never got hurt?
I love your flowers and I love, love your wonderful attitude. I might be in a padded cell with a fancy jacket. :)
Have a lovely weekend.

Julie said...

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


We whistle THIS song a lot around our house :D

CountryDreaming said...

The bright side of your post for me is being reminded that I just happen to have some chocolate and ice cream lying around the house waiting to be enjoyed as a snack tonight. Thanks for this motivational post about making the best of what we've got!

Hi Kooky said...

Well said!

Meg said...

I love your positive, bright sides! What a great way to look at it all. :)

Trisha said...

Way to look at the bright side! I too will be heading outside for some extra "positive" side of the outdoors to work off that ice cream turtle cake! SO YUMMY!

texwisgirl said...

The photos of the flowers were absolutely lovely! God bless you for finding the bright side of things this week! May you have a calm, quiet weekend... :)

Hilary said...

Beautiful flowers and nice, positive outlook. Hopefully your backside isn't one of the bright sides after that tumble. ;)

Jen said...

Flowers are always such a great gift to get!! And these are especially beautiful!!

Happy Thursday Girl! xo

Kristin said...

WHAT a cool post! Thank you for your sweet visit - and for the beautiful reminder here ;) xoxo

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

With flowers like that on your table, I imagine it's a bit easier lookin at the brighter side of things. That's how I usually cope with a run of bad luck. :)

darlin said...

Awesome post Dawn! There is ALWAYS a brighter side if we search for it and you have done a fantastic job in finding the brighter side.

The roads must be horrendous there, twice in the ditch, not cool but like you said at least you didn't hit the mailbox! :-)

It's darn cold here as well, back into my warm bed with my electric blanket, my new laptop and netflicks, netfiks, netflics, netflix... whatever! I just got it and don't even know how it's spelled yet. lol... life is good.

Beautiful flowers and great photos!

Judy said...

What a super attitude! When something happens we always try to look on a bright side of it. Sometimes we have to dig deep to find it :) But, find it we do.
Have a wonderful weekend!

floweringmama said...

There is definitely something to be said when a person has the ability to see past the immediate frustrations life often throws.

Have a great week!

Tracy said...

Dawn,
Very lovely! I like how you took those experiences and saw the good in them...we need to do that more often, don't you think?
However, I am sorry you had difficult moments...I tell my kids when they come to me and tell me they've had a bad day I ask them about it and reassure them the ENTIRE day wasn't bad; just moments...seems more manageable, doesn't it?
Smile...

Leah J. Utas said...

Good for you for finding the gold in the stream.

Stuff could be worse said...

I do love looking for the brighter side! Love the flowers too
kim

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Aw, way to go! I was just thinking, I'll be a little sad when the weather warms up because then I won't get to wear my favorite gray hat! Lol. I loved your perspective today. Thanks!

Out on the prairie said...

A rather bumpy road, I was without a coat yesterday while shooting.Most of the snow is gone except where we have piled it up.My neighbor has a few crocus peeking, but I think I shall look for some mums like these to brighten my home.Should be a better selection after V day.

sage said...

What a good attitude!

our little love nest said...

How is the tush? eeek! My bright side is although I am homesick like crazy, I don't have to deal with the ice and snow this time of year and we have pansies outside smiling up at me. xo

Lynette said...

You DO have a wonderful attitude. 30 Below...I really think I will DIE! I nearly die when it falls to 14 degrees celcius here.

Tiggeriffic said...

Zippity Do Dah ~ Zippity Ay ~ my oh my what a wonderful day.. Plenty of sunshine coming my way Zippity Do Da ~Zippity ay~!...
Thanks for your post today.. It was good.
Ta Ta For Now from Iowa:)

Allison said...

Wonderful post, Dawn. So sad about your van! But I visited an indoor waterpark with my kids on Thursday (it was great fun) but as I was going in to have my shower, I slipped and fell (bam!) on the tile floor. I lay sprawled out in my bathing suit as a man stood and stared at me... the humiliation! And my kids were nowhere to be seen - they would have made it so much less humiliating! Oh well. It happens to the best of us. Your post cheered me up today!

Liesl said...

That's the way to handle it Dawn! Good on you and lovely flowers,hope all this skiing and slipping,sliding ends soon for you! Don't walk under a ladder OK!
xoxo

Changes in the wind said...

Such pretty flowers and you captured them! Loved the yellow one.

Jayne said...

Oh, so pretty! And I love how you can see the "bright" side of things my friend! Have a glorious day!

Miz.November said...

I always try to keep that in mind. I always try to look at my own situation and think of how much worse it could be.
You are so good at reminding us of the important things. :)

Alli said...

Good for you! I try to look at things positively but sometimes that can be a challenge. Your photos are lovely and those flowers are beautiful!

Canyon Girl said...

This certainly brightened my afternoon. Thanks for a lovely post. --Inger

Jimmy said...

I so believe there is a positive for every negative, beautiful flowers Dawn and an excellent post.

Barbie said...

What a wonderful way to look at things.

nick said...

Photos so clear my allergies can feel the pollen!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots, Dawn! Thanks for the smile, too!

Leovi said...

Great shots, really all are wonderful, these are the colors of truth, beauty at its finest.

Carmi said...

You inspire me with your ability to see the hope in a situation that, at first glance, might seem to offer none.

As we find ourselves looking out the window at the beginning of yet another Great Canadian Blizzard, I'm going to keep this entry in mind. And I'll smile all the while. Thanks Dawn!

Deb said...

love the flowers Dawn...wish I could send you some of our warm weather...

Jordanna said...

Dawn! Gosh, I've been so out of the blogging loop lately, I don't know what happened. I'm catching up on your blog now :) I LOVE it as always. And I love your perspective. It's hard to find the positive in everything, but so worth it. Oh, and I totally face planted in the rain on Friday outside walking my dogs and got SOAKED and all scratched up... but the up-side is we got enough rain to make it slippery :).
Ok.. gonna go read the rest of your fun entries now :)