There are three types of people in the world. Those that see the glass as half empty, those that see it as half full and those that can’t even see the glass we are talking about.
Those that feel the glass are half empty, look at those seeing it half full as crazy, overly optimistic people with no sense of reality.
Those that feel the glass is half full, look at those seeing half empty as being “Debbie downers” never able to appreciate the good things in life.
Those that can’t find the glass, are just lost causes by both sides. But they make you laugh anyways.
Those that feel the glass is half empty, are always waiting for the shoe to drop when anything good happens.
Those that feel the glass is half full, are always looking for the positive that will come from any crisis or rough patch.
Life is full of ups and downs. That is just a fact of life. Why people react differently boils down to one thing. Attitude.
If you feel the bad will pile on, then it absolutely will. That is what you are looking for. That is what you are expecting.
However, if you are looking for the lesson out of the bad, then you will see the message. Sure sometimes there might be a series of bad things happening but you have to keep your eye on this message you are receiving. If your head is full of doubt and negativity, you will never be open to the possibility that something good will come out.
My goal isn’t to change how you see the glass. (ok, maybe just a wee bit). My heart just breaks sometimes for those that see the glass half empty. They are missing out on the joys, the laughter that come on a daily basis. Laughter is what helps us through those rough patches. You think clearer. You get over it faster.
Listen, life is far from perfect. Sometimes it down right sucks. But you will be amazed at how good it can feel for even a moment laughing at the little ant carrying a big piece of bread or a dog chasing his tail or maybe the bumper sticker of a giant bandaid on a dent of a car can be.
Or maybe that moment in your life that is so small where things go just right, it is just what it is. A great moment in your life and not just a calm before the storm. Maybe just maybe, it is what it is. A moment that was just suppose to make you feel good and have faith in what is yet to come.
Don’t automatically lump the next bad thing to that great moment. They had nothing to do with each other. You are just on to the next lesson.
Ok, my preaching is done, just had to get this off my chest.
I hope everyone has an awesome weekend and takes a few moments to enjoy the little things that make them smile and don’t read more into them
~~till we laugh again~~