Monday, December 19, 2016

Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

As the holiday season is upon us, it felt like a good time to discuss the way we see the world. For many people, the first reaction to anything is the type that I call "Henny Penny, the sky is falling". Many of us see the negative, all that could go wrong, and get all down and depressed. My husband is like this, and he calls it being a realist.

Then there are those who see the silver lining in every cloud, the positive side of everything and all of the wonderful possibilities that every situation or event holds. The optimists of the world. My father and I are this type.

The holidays are supposed to be a time of cheer and generosity, good will toward others--yet it seems that instead many of us run around stressed and grumpy, selfish and in a hurry at this time. I've been seeing a lot of rude behavior lately, more than usual. All that I can figure is that these are the "glass half empty" people who find this season stressful rather than taking in the beauty and joy of it.

You get what you give out into the world since it's all just a mirror reflecting back what's inside you, so I encourage everyone this season to take a moment to look around, see the beauty, do something nice for someone and discover how that feels. Let your glass be neither half full nor half empty, but realize that although the ratio of liquid to air might change, the glass is always full...and then carry that throughout the year! Happy Holidays! 

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