A new and dear blog friend (link below) had a post last week about that age ole’ saying…”Is the glass half empty or half full?” I added a quite witty and humorous comment (I thought), and chuckled my way to other blogs. But…the comment stayed on my mind and began its illustrious path along the thought process, roads and valleys of what makes sense, and came to rest on the fence of epiphany.
You see…my comment went something like this…”Well, if it is MY glass, then I have command over whether it is empty or full or in between. I can fill it, empty it, and fill it again and again, and have all the levels I like in between.”
See…I like that. Because really…who is asking us if we see the glass as half empty or half full? Shouldn’t we be the ones who decide how much the glass is filled? I mean, sometimes we will want it overflowing, full, and spilling over. But, sometimes we may want it empty because we have used all the liquid and we need to replenish. Or, we may need a break. And then there are the times we are working on letting go of something…so the glass half empties out so we can have room to fill it with something different. And too, there are times when the glass spills or drains a bit, and we have to wait until it is time to stick our glass under the spout again and fill it up. The idea is…the glass is always at some form of fill, empty, refill…just like life.
So…you see…the answer to that question someone may ask us…”Do you see the glass half empty or half full?”…should always be…”It is at exactly the level I want it to be”.
And, as this illustration so eloquently points out…the glass is really all full all the time anyway…because both air and water take up space, so the glass is never really empty to begin with.
THINK ABOUT IT!
And then…there is always this…
The blog and post that inspired this one: http://erikslehman.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/sippin-life/