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Every one of us has heard the phrase “Look on the bright side!” at some point in our lives, from friends to family telling us to cheer up. But, where does the phrase truly mean? To figure that out, we must delve deep into the mountain that is the past. So come with us as we explore the beginnings of the phrase and the holiday named after it, Look on the Brightside day.

The History of Look On The Bright-Side Day
Now, nobody knows who, when, or where the popular phrase was coined. As for the meaning, it’s a way of someone telling us to be cheerful and optimistic despite of the difficulties one may be facing during the day. While being optimistic is difficult for some of us, especially when we have to deal with the loss of a loved one or an ending relationship, the phrase stands to push us forward and look at the brighter things in life and in the events that have happened to us. For example, a relationship just ended, sure, it does hurt to watch someone walk away that was an important part of our life, but there are plenty more women and men in the world who are far better than that one person. This advice isn’t entirely without its benefits, however, as making sure to keep a positive mindset can actually help in many different ways.

• Increased life span.
• Lower rates of depression.
• Lower levels of distress.
• Greater resistance to the common cold.
• Better psychological and physical well-being.
• Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
• Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress.

How to celebrate Look On The Bright-Side Day
Celebrating this day is possibly one of the easiest celebrations that can exist, for all we have to do is go outside into the world, take a walk through the streets with a smile on our faces as we call friends to spend time together. Once the time to spend with friends comes around, we can talk about our day and theirs, smiling and laughing at the jokes they make while either having a drink or just playing some video games to pass the time and socialize with them. Being positive is not all about wearing a smile upon our faces, it is about being happy in our minds and hearts. So get together with your friends and family, and help uplift their day and yours by looking on the bright side.

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