Most people know that when looking at the same glass of water, three people may see it differently. The optimist will see it half full, the pessimist will see it as half empty and the realist will say “here’s a glass of water – I was thirsty” and they drink it.
Based on what you have read in my previous blogs, I am obviously an optimist. That doesn’t mean that I blindly follow along and say everything is great – when sometimes it isn’t.
But something occurred to me – Balance. Viewing life in only one way to the extreme is not healthy. Being a pessimist sometimes isn’t a bad thing. When you are critical regarding something, it gives you time to think. On the other hand, being a realist isn’t bad either – you are dealing with the facts. You are dealing with exactly you believe the facts are at the time. For me being an optimist has been a good thing (of course it has – LOL). Always looking for the silver lining has served me well in life. I find I am a happier person as a result.
How often do we focus on the negative and expect to feel positive? Do we focus on the things that we don’t have so much that we can’t appreciate what we do have? I have spent time in my life thinking about what I want. I have goals and ambitions. But I also am filled with gratitude for what I already DO have. I am blest. I have people in my life who I love and people who love me.
Life is too short to focus on what is not happening. Focus on what IS happening. I love my life and choose to be positive. How about you? After looking at this picture, I’m thirsty. I’m going to drink a glass of water.