Choose Happy Blog: What’s It All About?

FINAL RADKO p v above AcknowledgementsYou may be going through the worst time of your life and it seems like there is no way out. Rainbows for Kids is starting a new blog to offer hope, encouragement, and positive words. Sometimes just seeing words written just for you can let you know you are not alone– people care about you.

Most of the posts will be written by Sally Tippett Rains, who is the Volunteer Executive Director of Rainbow for Kids. Much of it will be based on her book, “Choose Happy; Find Contentment In Any Situation”.

Pic 12  Costner Page 91 Chapter 6.pngFrom Sally: “Sometimes the name “Choose Happy” scares people off. Maybe if I had called it “How Not to Kill Yourself When Your Life Really Sucks” more people might pick it up. The truth is: no matter how bad we think our life is at any time, we get to choose how we will look at it. We can either make the best of it or fold up– wilt. We can choose peace or we can choose chaos.”

Before you think “she doesn’t know what I’m going through” or “how can she be so positive; she needs to walk a day in my shoes”- just know Sally has faced many situations herself and she has learned lessons that could maybe help you. Whatever is happening in your life– you might not be able to change it right this minute– but you can change the way you are facing it.

There is a lot of life to live– even in the midst of a crisis or of great sadness. The clock of our life and our family member’s lives are tick tick ticking and for each minute we are wallowing inside our selves about how bad our life is— we are missing chances to see joy and make new memories in the smallest things.

We can’t possibly know where you are (where your mind is) on any giving day so if one of the blogs has a topic that is not for you, skip it and look over other ones we have on the site.

“Choose Happy”
is filled with inspirational stories from people who have gone through tough times but survived. Some have gone through illness in their family, loss of family members, loss of jobs, whatever you can think of– but they offer ideas and tips on how they survived– and most feel they emerged better.

Choose Happy Find ContentmentIt is not the aim of this blog to “sell” the book– but rather to offer the inspiration the book brings in hopes that it will help someone.

“Choose Happy” can be bought– but is is also given away to those who need it most. Rainbows for Kids gave copies away to mothers of children with cancer at a recent spa day event held for them.

If you are a parent living in St. Louis with a child in active treatment for cancer or if you have lost a child to cancer and would like a free copy, (you would have to pick it up at a South County location) please email us at:

Bible Verse

“For I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worth the glory that will be revealed to us.” — Romans 8:18 . ESV


“You must master a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” — Marianne Williamson

Action Plan

If you would like to live your most positive life– the best life you can live under the circumstances, then take the journey with us. Get a notebook and if something you read in the blog inspires you, write it down. If there is something you see or hear that would inspire others write it down and email it to us for use in a future post.