"Brightsiding" – What is it?


I just read a great article by Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason, where she talks about having heard a new term called Brightsiding.

Marci says, “It’s based on the belief that although you can’t control the outer events of your life, you can control your outlook. The main components of brightsiding are expressing gratitude, maintaining a sense of humor, and enjoying time with the people you love.”

Marci suggests a way to implement the word:

1. Identify a difficult situation you are encountering.

2. List 3 things you are grateful for about that situation.

3. Find one thing, no matter how small, that is humorous about what’s happening.

Being grateful is a really profound thing you can do for yourself. And being grateful for aspects of difficult situations helps them to pass more easily. If you learned the lesson, the energy isn’t stuck and you can move on.

I found a really great application for my new Iphone that helps me maintain this focus all the time and keep me brighsiding. You can see it here: http://happytapper.com/. If you have an Iphone, it’s $.99.

Thanks to Marci for giving me another really great word to add to my lexicon. You can learn more about Marci and her work here: www.HappyForNoReason.com/.

Practice Brightsiding today and watch your world turn better right before your eyes.

Kenrick E. Cleveland

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