half empty or full

“Is the glass half empty or half full?” is a common expression, a proverbial phrase, generally used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty), or as a general litmus test to simply determine an individual’s worldview. — Wikipedia

‘Half full’ and ‘half empty’ terms are used in context to a very popular phrase related to a glass. It refers to the glass with a liquid. The liquid covers half of the glass. Now, it depends upon the perspective of a person to refer this glass as half empty or half full. Just imagine you go to a restaurant, and asks for a drink. The waiter brings a glass and you can see the drink covers half your glass. Now, if you are asked about the quantity of drink. You might answer- half the glass is filled with the drink or half the glass is empty. Both are correct and referring to the same thing.

However, psychologically and philosophically, there is a vast difference between half full and half empty. Hall full phase is associated with an optimistic person as it depicts that the person is concentrating on the things he has and not on the things that are missing. On the other hand, half empty is associated with pessimists; people who only focus on things that are missing but not on the things that they already have. Due to the analogy, the phrases containing ‘half full’ and ‘half empty’ have become very popular and are used in various scenarios. Generally, half full depicts a positive attitude, whereas half empty depicts a negative attitude.

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.. — Abraham Lincoln

I have the perfect answer to this “trick” question. And I believe my answer can appease both sides. Those that say it’s “half empty” and those who say it’s “half full”.

I thank God for where he brought me from and what he has brought me out of. No way in the world would I nor could I have ever imagined after everything that happened in 2017 I would be where I am in 2018. Miracles upon miracles.

And people wonder why I work so hard? Because I still have the ability and strength to do so. I still have my creativity. I can still do what I love and pursue to be even better at my craft. Things this time last year we weren’t sure about after the 3rd surgery. One day I hope to share it all in full but I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue on. People wonder why I’m so positive because I surely have a right to be thankful for each breath.

I look at it like this, each day someone is having the worse day of their life and yet the crazy thing someone else statistically speaking is having an even worse day. Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full? Newsflash, it doesn’t matter because you’re focusing on how much water is in the cup when I’m focusing on the fact you even have water in the cup to drink in the first place. Be thankful for what you have. Be thankful that it wasn’t worse. And be thankful that there is still water in the cup.

I’m thankful I still have water in my cup and that though life is hard, I am still alive to be able to experience life.