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Is the glass always half full?

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Lion~*
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Post by Lion~* » December 13, 2012, 1:33 am

I was talking to someone today who said * I prefer to always see my glass as half full*

I'm all for looking at the positives in life! Yes Indeed I am... but that doesn't take away from all the things that are just plain difficult... the things that tear your insides out.... that make you sob so heavy you wonder if air will come back to your lungs again. There are things that break all the glass and leave your hands bloody as you attempt to pick up the shatterings. It is wonderful when you have your glass half full... but sometimes the carton is simply empty! Which brings me to my response to this person... because rarely is my glass half full and that's ok because I told this person most honestly...:

* Hey !!! I actually have a glass!!!! Took it outside and now I have 3 snowflakes in it to melt into a single drop! My lucky day!!!!*


It's not always half full! ... but I've always a little bit of something I'm deeply appreciative for! ;)
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

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Post by Davidf » January 5, 2013, 1:14 pm

Janice,
You are so right! Maybe that "glass is haf full" saying should be changed into "something's better than nothing" or along those lines. I always prefer an optimistic but honest reply whenever possible, so I loved your reply to that guy.
~Davidf
Have a blessed day!

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Post by carlarama » May 23, 2013, 9:04 am

Davidf wrote:Janice,
You are so right! Maybe that "glass is haf full" saying should be changed into "something's better than nothing" or along those lines. I always prefer an optimistic but honest reply whenever possible, so I loved your reply to that guy.
~Davidf
That saying isn't quite as poetic.

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Post by Lion~* » May 28, 2013, 8:46 pm

The smallest amount of positive makes a difference to nothing at all! ;)
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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Post by lifeboat » June 5, 2013, 10:44 pm

My mother used to talk of the two prisoners who stood at the same window. One looked up and saw stars. The other looked down and saw mud.

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Post by Lion~* » June 6, 2013, 6:56 pm

Very good example Peter!
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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Post by Matthew Olszewski » April 22, 2015, 12:11 pm

I think, in every situation must be sought positives. However, it's reasonable to take into account the negative side of the situation in order to have a full understanding.

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Post by mwzephyr » April 22, 2015, 5:46 pm

I have finally come to the realization that the cup is neither half full nor half empty~ it is always full... The question is how much of what is in the cup! What ever is not in the cup, the space is occupied by air, vacuum, whatever. On the spiritual side the is no such thing as an empty vessel... There is no thing such as nothing...
~Zep

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Post by Lion~* » April 23, 2015, 2:33 pm

Very true, Zep ... there is always something.

Matthew... welcome to the Peak!!! Enjoy! Looking forward to reading your sharings. :)
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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Post by Matthew Olszewski » June 10, 2015, 12:56 pm

Thanks for nice welcome. :)
http://mattsfactor.com - my website on personal and business development
http://mattsfactor.com/happiness/positi ... n-our-life - how important is positive thinking
http://mattsfactor.com/happiness/positive-affirmations - positive affirmations

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