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Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC

22/01/2016

“There’s a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what’s down the road.” Conor Oberst

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC - the delight of a double rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC – the delight of a double rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC - the delight of a double rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC – the delight of a double rainbow

Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition. Bernard Beckett

For this exercise, I’ve chosen to share the beautiful double rainbow I saw a week ago. It showed up after a heavy rainfall and took up an immense expanse of the sky. It was so breathtaking that I pulled off the road to capture it. First from inside the car, then when others pulled up to do same, I stepped out and took a few more. My only regret is that I didn’t have my DSLR camera with me so the shots you see are from my smartphone camera. I chose the rainbow because it is a symbol of optimism and hope. As the colder weather settles in, and we prepare for a major snowstorm tomorrow, the rainbow and all its vibrant colors will stay close to my heart and mind’s eyes. I hope the predictions won’t be as bad tomorrow… Stay warm!

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC - the delight of a double rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC – the delight of a double rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC - the delight of a double rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC – the delight of a double rainbow

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“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC - the delight of a double rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC – the delight of a double rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC - the delight of a rainbow arc

Weekly Photo Challenge: OPTIMISTIC – the delight of a rainbow arc

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough. Richard M. DeVos

Hello all! I hope your weekend will be filled with optimism and joy. if you have any doubts, stop by and check out my double rainbow images and remind yourself to go with the flow…

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – OPTIMISTIC – below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: OPTIMISTIC – This week show us something you’re optimistic about, or perhaps a talisman that helps you stay positive and hopeful, regardless of what life (and the weather!) throws your way.

 

Positive Motivation Tip: Find what gives you cheer and embrace it with all your heart

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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47 Comments leave one →
  1. jmanandmillerbug permalink
    23/01/2016 5:20 am

    I try to look at things in a positive light and am usually always optimistic. There are days that it is harder than others. I love the rainbows that you posted here.

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  2. Claire'scomfycorner permalink
    23/01/2016 5:25 am

    I love a pretty rainbow, isn’t nature wonderful? This is a lovely collage of photos x

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  3. Fashion Travels (@tauyanm) permalink
    23/01/2016 6:10 am

    those rainbows looks amazing! always picture perfect

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  4. Terri Ramsey Beavers permalink
    23/01/2016 6:27 am

    Those rainbows are so beautiful and remind me of the promise behind them. Today I’m optimistic I’m going to have a great day despite the snow flurries :).

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  5. Nova permalink
    23/01/2016 6:28 am

    Love the rainbow pictures, show truly about the optimistic title you have that whatever challenges and trials we have in the end of the day, there is always good things to come.

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  6. Claudette Esterine permalink
    23/01/2016 6:35 am

    Right on time post for me – having to keep my rose-pink glasses on! 🙂

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  7. Maddie permalink
    23/01/2016 6:39 am

    Awesome pictures. I love rainbows.

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  8. Carol Cassara (@ccassara) permalink
    23/01/2016 6:54 am

    There is nothing like a rainbow to lift our spirits and help us see the miracle in nature. We just had some rain but i haven’t been out to see rainbows yet. Loved the images.

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  9. Kait permalink
    23/01/2016 7:43 am

    Such an incredible photo! It does inspire a sense of optimism. I love that quote from Helen Keller. Such a wise woman that overcame enormous obstacles.

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  10. Julie Syl Kalungi (@Syl_julekalungi) permalink
    23/01/2016 7:51 am

    There is no Rainbow without the Rain and its then same for life…No testimony without a test, all good things come with teir own challenges and all we have to do is trust that the source of life will take us through them. What a lovely photo challenge candidate!

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  11. Jennifer Dawn permalink
    23/01/2016 8:05 am

    Rainbows always make me feel more optimistic too!

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  12. Esme Sy permalink
    23/01/2016 8:18 am

    There is something about rainbows that brings me joy and optimism. Every time I see one, my day brightens up and I feel like there is something good waiting for me. I love your take on the theme.

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  13. Kristen from The Road to Domestication permalink
    23/01/2016 8:53 am

    Awesome! After all, the rainbow WAS the first sign of “positivity” in the Bible after the flood. Perfect!

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  14. michelle permalink
    23/01/2016 11:37 am

    i love seeing rainbows and agree that they represent optimism and hope. i like to think that they bring about new beginnings too

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  15. Kendra Krebs permalink
    23/01/2016 11:49 am

    Beautiful rainbows! My son is learning about rainbows, he loves “The Storm Book”, it’s a story about how hot and dry it is, then a storm comes, and then at the end when the storm is gone, a beautiful rainbow appears. He SMILES so big every time we get to that page!

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  16. Kendra Krebs permalink
    23/01/2016 11:52 am

    Beautiful rainbow pictures! My son is learning about rainbow and loves the storm book. He gets through the storm and learns at the end about rainbows coming after the storm! He lights up when he sees the rainbow at the end of the story!

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  17. Ben Butler permalink
    23/01/2016 12:13 pm

    Those pictures are so gorgeous! There’s nothing more beautiful or hopeful than a rainbow.

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  18. Hannah Adkins permalink
    23/01/2016 1:03 pm

    Wow! those are some nice rainbow shots! Seeing a rainbow always makes my day a little bit brighter

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  19. flipflopsandfurs permalink
    23/01/2016 3:43 pm

    Great photos! I’ve never seen a double rainbow in person.

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  20. Yvonne Bertoldo permalink
    23/01/2016 4:45 pm

    Seeing a rainbow will surely make a bad day turn a bit okay. It’s like seeing hope in avery bad situation.

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  21. Esti permalink
    23/01/2016 5:30 pm

    These are such beautiful images, I would so love to learn how to take better photos.

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  22. Marielle Altenor permalink
    23/01/2016 5:43 pm

    I’ve always love seeing a rainbow. Especially after it has rained for some time. It really makes you reflect on things. I’ve never witnessed a double rainbow in person.

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  23. Claire Algarme permalink
    23/01/2016 9:53 pm

    Optimism is a gift. It enables one to hope and to look at the brighter side despite the challenges it faces.

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  24. Patty Leonard Woodland permalink
    23/01/2016 10:14 pm

    It’s beautiful. I love rainbows. We had one here recently that was a full arc. I haven’t seen that in a very long time.

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  25. Lexie Lane permalink
    24/01/2016 5:08 am

    Wow. I love your pictures. It is beautiful. Rainbow never failed me to inspire.

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  26. R U S S permalink
    24/01/2016 5:44 am

    What keeps me optimistic about life are the same things that motivate me to wake up each morning and the same reasons that make me push harder. There are times that it becomes challenging but if you have your eye at the goal, you’ll realize that it will keep you going.

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  27. Tiffany Yong permalink
    25/01/2016 2:04 am

    It’s not easy to remain positive all the time and I was in a lot of trouble recently, having to handle a mean boss who seem to be finding fault with every single thing I do just because I’m leaving the job. It was disappointing, but I told myself he’s just making it easier for me to let go…

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  28. 25/01/2016 4:41 pm

    Love the rainbows. Thank you for the reverse smile. Made my day!

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  29. What Fatemah Say's permalink
    26/01/2016 12:31 pm

    These rainbows look beautiful. I haven’t seen a rainbow in years, expect in pictures.

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  30. R U S S permalink
    26/01/2016 12:35 pm

    I always make a conscious effort to be positive and stay optimistic about things. It makes difficult situations easier. A negative attitude never works so might as well find the good in any bad moment or challenge that life throws at you.

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  31. Urvi permalink
    26/01/2016 2:03 pm

    I love your rainbow pictures. I got frustrated due to snow and cold weather. But in 2016 goals I decided to see these as a opportunity to spend more time for blog. Writing more post in winter and schedule it for latter.

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  32. Maria Teresa Figuerres permalink
    26/01/2016 8:24 pm

    I’ve never seen a double rainbow before. I hope to see one soon. That would be awesome!

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  33. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    27/01/2016 6:34 am

    I think it’s impossible to look at a rainbow and not cheer up! They always make me smile no matter how rough my day is.

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  34. chrissy4gordon24 permalink
    27/01/2016 8:20 am

    What gorgeous photos, those rainbows are absolutely breathtaking!

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  35. Scott permalink
    29/01/2016 5:57 am

    Double rainbows are so awesome to see, especially in person. It means there are TWO pots of gold at the end!

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  36. Louise x (@withlovefromlou) permalink
    30/01/2016 10:30 pm

    Gorgeous pics. i’m so jealous as I’ve never seen a double rainbow before!!

    Louise x

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