x posiitve deviance

Deviance has two sides.

When people hear the word "deviance" they often think of the dark side of deviance:  bad, dangerous, harmful, evil, dark stuff.

But positive deviance is on the sunny side, always on the sunny side.


There's a dark and a troubled side of life;
There's a bright and a sunny side, too;
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife,
The sunny side we also may view.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life; [chorus]

It will help us ev'ry day, it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.
Tho' the storm in its fury break today,
Crushing hopes that we cherished so dear,
Storm and cloud will in time pass away,

The sun again will shine bright and clear.
Let us greet with a song of hope each day,
Tho' the moments be cloudy or fair;
Let us trust in our Savior alway,
Who keepeth everyone in His care.

---1899 by Ada Blenkhorn (1858–1927)


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