I recently heard this quote, “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable”. Pretty much everything in life has two points of view and let’s face it, most of us generally miss the point all together because we are worried about making sure we get the right answer. Does it really matter how full the glass is or like the quote says, is it much more important that you have control over the contents of the glass?
I have to confess that for so many years I was THAT person. I wanted to be the person with the right answer and I wanted to make sure you knew I was right. But I must admit that every year that goes by since surviving cancer, it becomes less and less important for me to be right. Now I try more to keep the peace and listen to other people’s viewpoints. I don’t always agree with them but sometimes it’s just important that they be heard. Things in society change when people are heard. Yes, sometimes for the worse but more often than not for the better. People just want you to understand what’s in their “glass”.
How do you view your glass? This world provides us with enough negative experiences to think our glass is half empty. But then again, the good news is that this same world comes complete with people and adventures that fill our glass. The best part is that you have control over your glass; not anyone else’s, only yours. If you don’t like what’s in your glass, just dump it out and start over. You see, it’s refillable.
Blessings, Cindy J