Focusing on the positive does not mean living in denial.
It does not mean hide your head in the sand
It does not mean only have comfortable conversations.
Focusing on the positive does not mean that you live in absence of fear–or outright terror for some people!
It does not mean you won't experience pain
or terrible grief
Focusing on the positive means
that you have absolute faith
that you can overcome
It means you realize there are worse things than death
And living a life under terror would be one of them
It means faith in humanity
and our ability to spring up
time after time
to make the tides go right
Focusing on the positive does not allow for despair
It wipes out the smoke
that says you're weak
by reminding you
of all that you have already done
Focusing on the positive
brings to light
miracles that are happening everywhere
And why not now?
It acknowledges the love-force within us
that stands next to our brothers
and our sisters
and that it is more fierce
than any darkness
that wants to make us bow
fall to the ground
and let our children be enslaved
Focusing on the positive reminds you who you are
where you come from and where you're going
It's the North Star above you that whispers "don't stop"
And ultimately stands you back on your feet
with a bright shiny face
and a story tell