READY… “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties” ~ Harry Truman
AIM… Your approach to life can vary from day to day, and it can change based on your circumstances and attitude. So, are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? I know several glass half empty folks. I can say loads of positive things about most of them. However, no matter what happens, they expect the worst in all situations. You know the ones; they just know nothing good is going to happen. Even when things are going well for them, they are waiting for the tide to turn.
I hate to admit it, but I get into those slumps occasionally; although, my glass is usually half full. Yes, I am an eternal optimist. I believe that something good is going to happen in every situation. I, like other glass half-fullers, expect that life is going to work out positively and that God makes sure everything happens for a good reason. You might be saying to yourself, “Self, that is just an unrealistic approach to life.” Yes, that may be true. However, I guess if I’m choosing my attitude, I’d rather step up and face life head on with my outlook on the sunshine, up side of things rather than to stand with one foot ready to plunge into the depths of a blue funk. You know, it’s never too late to change directions--even in the midst of the plunge. If you haven’t hit rock bottom, there’s time. If you have hit the bottom, there’s only one way to go--up. It’s never too late to take a different attitude to your circumstances. What do you have to lose? You can either feel excited with anticipation about life or you can worry with despair about what is to come. So I ask you again, are you a glass half full or glass half empty kind of person?
FIRE! Ok, so there’s something interesting and joyful about this having a glass half full attitude. My advice to you comes from a great friend. If there’s a time when you get to feeling not so positive, be sure your glass is at least half full of an incredible beverage!