In this age of visualization and positive thinking, the bright side of things has gotten more attention than ever – and, in its own words, is getting a little tired of being looked at all the time.
"Honestly, sometimes the constant focus on me gets to be a bit much," admitted the bright side. "I don't want to complain, but it's tough to be on all the time.”
The bright side went on to state that, its sunny disposition aside, it is not naturally drawn to the spotlight. "Truth be told," confessed the bright side, "I'm actually more of an introvert.”
Nevertheless, the bright side does its best to be there for people when they look at – or on - it for inspiration. “I try to give them that boost of optimism they're seeking," stated the bright side. "When they're looking at me, I generally shoot them a smile or a thumbs-up, just to keep things positive. It's the least I can do.”
For people seeking to give the bright side a break, however, the bright side offered several suggestions. “They can always look at a half-full glass," the bright side pointed out. "And then there's the option of wearing rose-colored glasses, which allow you to gaze happily upon any side of things.”
Lack of privacy aside, the bright side emphasized that, all things considered, it doesn't begrudge being the constant focus of so many people's attention. “It's true there's not much privacy,” acknowledged the bright side, "but it certainly beats being ignored. There's a clear silver lining in that I definitely feel appreciated.”
At that last remark, the bright side chuckled. “There I go, looking at myself again. See, even I do it!”