You all know the saying…“Is your cup half empty or half full?" Have you ever stopped to consider what state your cup is in?
Are you an eternal optimist or are you a constant pessimist? Sometimes the answer for that is unclear. Many people are not even sure if they regard their cup half empty or half full. It’s almost as if they never really thought of it seriously.
I’ve often thought of it and I have to admit that I’m not sure which way my cup goes. Or maybe some days it’s half full and other days it’s half empty. I think that is the way for most people.
Anyway, just to make it clear what we are talking about, here is an example or a few of them.
So, you get up in the morning and you open your curtain and see the sun. The sky is blue and clear. You say, “Oh, the sun is shining, what a beautiful day!” Your cup is half full.
Okay, you get up in the morning and you open the curtain and you see the sun. The sky is blue and clear. You say, “Oh, the sun is shining, but it’s terribly windy.” Or, “The sun is shining, but that wind looks cold.” Or, “Oh, the sun is shining…again. We need some rain.” Your cup is half empty.
Do you see what I’m getting at? No matter how good things are, there is always a ‘but’. A very simple example above, but so many others I am sure you can now think of. No matter what we have to be grateful for, we always find what we aren’t grateful for. Remember that old song, “Stay on the Sunnyside of Life? If you don’t know it, take a listen HERE This is just one of many versions but a cute one.
So next time your heart races with excitement and joy, try not to put a damper on it with that ‘but’. Enjoy the day, even if it does rain, call that friend, even if it isn’t your turn to call. Visit someone that you’ve been putting off seeing for a long time. Make lemonade out of lemons. If life hands you mush, make an awesome porridge. Lighten up. Stop complaining about the little things, the big things will find you soon enough.
Look at that cup often and every time you do, try and imagine it’s half full, always half full. Maybe soon enough you will start to believe it. Happy Writing and Reading and don’t forget to Sing!