Sunday, April 19, 2015

half empty or half full, it doesn't matter


"Is this glass half empty or half full?"

Obviously, you know where I am going with this.

At one time or another we've all be asked this question in school. We then learned that our answer revealed whether we were naturally an optimist or pessimist in terms of how we saw the world.

And maybe the label stuck.

But what if someone told you that half empty or half full, it doesn't matter??

That's what Oprah learned with Shawn Anchor on her Super Soul Sunday program. Anchor is an American educator, author and speaker on Positive Psychology. Check out this clip.

I love the concept of a pitcher nearby. POSITIVE or NEGATIVE, it's a temporary state, you can always add more if you can know where to look.

It's a great reminder on those rainy days when our minds gets clouded with negative thought patterns or when we can't see the bigger picture.

Bottom line, half full or half empty, who cares??? Unless of course, you're these kids who had the BEST REALISTIC ANSWER!

Would you believe that Dave and the kids gave the same response when I went around with a glass? I live with a bunch of realists or maybe I should say exact-ists.

Happy Monday to ya - count me in!

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