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bright side

A favorable or hopeful aspect, as in Bob is inclined to look on the bright side of everything. This idiom uses bright in the sense of "lit up with gladness or hope." [First half of 1800s] Also see glass is half full.
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Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon' is Ginger's personal way of thanking David for such a wonderful adventure-filled life (a story never told before).
The top 10 included Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Abide With Me, Match Of The Day theme, My Way, All Things Bright And Beautiful and Angels by Robbie Williams.
He said: "You know they are going to play Bright Side no matter what I ask for.
On Saturday night, the tight cast treated an enthusiastic full house to more than 20 numbers, with "Find Your Grail'' and"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'' being the most memorable.
It's better to look on the bright side rather than the dark one.
It shouldn't be too difficult for us to start looking on the bright side - 69% of people quizzed said Irish people have a positive attitude.
BRIGHT SIDE UP: 100 WAYS TO BE HAPPIER RIGHT NOW provides general-interest audiences with a hundred short chapters on finding the silver lining in any situation.
THE EURO All this talk about the Euro is driving me mad One minute it's doom and gloom Then it's the best we've ever had Forget about the savings you safely put into a pot Go out and enjoy yourself and spend the blooming lot Someone in the know said we can put it right I think that common sense now is out of mind and out of sight We should all do what we want to do what is right for us So let's look on the bright side after all it will soon be Christmas.
To look on the bright side, I almost laid the 15-2 winner, Sambelucky, on the grounds that, although he had a fair chance on form, it appeared to be Mr R Lindsay's first ride under rules.
Most would know that we are referring to, 'Always look on the bright side of life', which is sung by men on crucifixes.
Davidson, Cumbernauld, spotted Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.
The West murdered one million Iraqis to defend Israel; look at the bright side, Paul; 15m are left alive, 5m Palestinians expelled from their homes, look at the bright side; 1m Arabs are in Israel today.
Yet Stearman was still looking on the bright side of the 2-0 defeat.
Bright Side, aimed at 16 to 25-year-olds, aims to provide help across the community.
London, Jan 27 (ANI): The classic Monty Python song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' has topped a new poll of the Best 'Alternative' Funeral Songs.