Day 238 – The Flip Side

There are very few absolutes in this world. Most things come with many ways to look at them – at least two sides and multiple angles.

Art Apple - Day Two Hundred Thirty EightPositive – Negative. Up – Down. Right – Wrong. All stories have renditions – opinions and views based on personal experience, knowledge and – bias.

We tend to see sharp contrasts more easily and when it comes to dealing with chronic illness and disease our human desire and inclination to be positive creatures is challenged. If we aren’t being positive then geez – we must be being negative.

Maybe so, but if you look to find the flip side to your situation you can – laugh at yourself, scream at the insanity of the pain, walk on coals! Do what seems unnatural when it seems hopeless – the opposite of the negative, the down, the wrong. Find a way to turn it around – to find the flip side. Live positively positive. Every time you do – you win and the pain loses.

Until tomorrow.


Day 238 was created in mixed media

*** I watched paint dry for what seemed like forever tonight!


Comments 8

  1. tom wrote:

    They were HOT coals…big difference lol

    Posted 26 May 2011 at 10:27 pm
  2. Jenna wrote:

    Oh my goodness – YES! Hot coals – I need an editor 🙂

    Still – doing something like walking across Hot Coals gave you power over pain. Something that I know has helped you deal with AS. So —-> BRAVO!


    Posted 03 Jun 2011 at 8:26 am
  3. Felicia Fibro wrote:

    I love the purple colors and the wonderful message!

    Posted 26 May 2011 at 10:39 pm
  4. Vic wrote:

    So true… and of course i love the apple as well.

    Posted 27 May 2011 at 6:05 am
  5. Jeannette Hayd wrote:

    I needed this. Thank you Jenna.

    Posted 01 Jun 2011 at 11:58 pm
  6. Jenna wrote:

    I’m so glad – it can be so difficult some days to see the flip side but I sure try. It’s like putting on that tutu in the face of cancer. You get it – the spirit and joy in your heart is way more powerful than any pain or disease. xox Jenna

    Posted 03 Jun 2011 at 8:13 am
  7. Susan Dye wrote:

    And every time you flip it and look at the positive, you win.

    Posted 04 Jun 2011 at 5:41 am
  8. Jenna wrote:

    I’ve missed you Mom but I’m so glad you had a great trip.

    I sort of see it like this… turn “some days the dragon wins” into “don’t let the turkey’s get you down.” Two quotes of my childhood (more specifically quotes that my Mom would say) that hold me in good stead! Love you!!!!

    Posted 04 Jun 2011 at 10:29 am

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