Sunday, August 15, 2010

Is Your Glass Half Full or Empty?

In my opinion a person’s mindset is one of their greatest attributes or downfalls. I admire people who only see the upside to life and I don’t get along with those that only see the negative. I’m in the middle and consider myself a realist. I grew up in a house full of hard work, fun and problems. It’s a dichotomy that has given me a unique perspective. We are all given history so we can learn from it, build our character and move on. Our past gives us depth of character whether we like it or not.
I read many positive blogs and then I come across some blogs that seem to be stuck in focusing on the negative. It’s important for all of us to realize that life is what we make it. For the most part my glass is half full and I have much to be grateful for.
How does your glass look?

14 comments:

  1. I'm a half full kind of gal, which is probably why my blog is called Soaking Up The Sunnyside of Life! Haha! I am SO with you on the negative blogs. They are a serious turn-off and not the reason I read blogs. I love to read blogs where I learn something, have to think a little, smile and just get to enjoy a fun story! I love your blog for the fact that you are able to write such quick reads (something I need a lesson on) that make me think and reflect! Hope your weekend was wonderful!

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  2. I really think I USED to be half empty about a lot of things throughout my struggles as a child growing up without my father and a hard-working mother that spent most of her life struggling, then I met my husband and he has shown me to see things HALF FULL..so, I try to focus only on the positive and when I start being negative, he gets me back in the right direction :) GREAT POST!

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  3. I think we are kindred spirits. The Hubs sometimes calls me "half empty girl" but I'm not, I'm a realist, and you took those words out of my mouth I'm not going to sugar coat things just for the sake of being positive, life isn't all rainbows and puppies, but I'm also not stuck in the negative either. I like to think I have a pretty good grasp on the way things really are, and when I'm confused and don't know which way to go...then I lean toward the positive side!

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  4. I may appear to be half empty - but actually it is all full. I just have a very dry sense of humor and it comes out strong in my writing. Since it is literally my thoughts on the page. I am very much a realist and very honest. I refuse to sugar coat things just to make others comfortable. I am not about keeping up appearances in my personal life - because in my professional life (media/tv/radio/mags/speeches) that is exactly what I do - I am the spin master. ;-) Probably explains why I am soooo brutally honest in my blogs, I can't be so in my daily work life. But no, I do not get along with "negative people" in the traditional sense. But I am attracted to the survivor type. The fighter type. The negative flies at them - but they deal with it and keep rolling!

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  5. Hmm, it completely depends on the day I would say. In general I'm the half-full kinda mom, but at days I definitely feel my glass is half empty. Funny enough those are the days that I really NEED to sit down and write. It brings relief and it allows me to decompress.

    Thanks for bringing this to my frontal lobe - I will certainly keep this in mind today (and hopefully tomorrow).

    Have a great week.

    HRH Mommy
    http://mformommy.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this. I always say full....and sometimes overflowing!

    I'm following you now and look forward to getting to know you more. Thanks for stopping by today (from Nestswork).

    Nice to meet you!

    Wanda (At Last...)
    www.atlastmilanascominhome.blogspot.com

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  7. You raise a good point; I think in parenting, a lot of being saracastic can turn into just flat-out complaining. True, we have a lot on our plates and our kids are nuts, but we need to also talk about the good times, as well. Good post.

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  8. I'm a half or more than half full kind of gal! I can't believe how blessed we are. I was just thinking about that a night or so ago just about to fall asleep in my plush bed, with all the pillows, and A/C and plenty of food in my pantry. I'm so happy and thankful to get to live where I do, have clean water and food, have healthy family, etc etc. How can I be negative when I'm living in more luxury than most of the entire planet!!!!!!!

    THanks so much for visiting and following my blog. I'm following back.

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  9. My cup, like my heart, runneth over.

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  10. Awesome post! I consider myself a realist too. I use my past as a stepping stone to thankfully drink from a glass half full. Sometimes it can feel half empty, but that's a signal to spend time filling it with more positives!

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  11. TV, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my feature. I so appreciate you, my bloggy friend!

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  12. Thisis a great post TV. Do you think you can be ready for tomorrow night at 10:00 New York time with your post for the Nestwork? Let me know please. I am both a half full and half empty girl. When I see that I feel my cup is half empty I try to fill it back up as fast as I can! I remind myslef about how blessed I am. I think that there are some people who have harder lives than others. I have lived with a lot of pain in my life and it can get to you, but I know there are others out there who have it much worse and I also know that there is so much to be thankful for! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  13. I really try to be a glass half full kind of thinker and most of the time it isn't a struggle for me. When I am going through hard times I really try to step back and think about the good things I have and try to find some good in my situation even if it is a stretch LOL. Most of the time just doing that and making a conscious effort to change my attitude really helps!

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