It might be hard to accept, but despite the good and bad luck we all experience at different times in our lives, ultimately each and every one of us is responsible for our own happiness. Every time a person encounters difficulties, he or she makes a choice: to either throw up his hands in despair or to try to see the situation from a different angle. Do you let the winds of misfortune blow your hopes out like a candle or instead fan the flames of inspiration and determination? We at Bright Side are convinced that nothing in life is either black or white. There are only shades of gray.




































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