Cup Half Empty or Half Full?


Are you a cup half full type person? or a cup half empty?

I am a cup half empty…I know…that is probably something you don’t go around telling people? I mean saying “Hello! I’m Mariah and I look at the negative side of life” That doesn’t exactly give the best impression now does it? Well here I am telling all of you that I am negative. I have a horrible tendency to look at the negative instead of the positive.

But hey! The first step to change is recognition right? Well I know that I tend to be an Eeyore (yes, my parents actually call me Eeyore sometimes). I tend to just not care “Oh bother!” or I just see things more sad than happy “Oh look my tail fell off.”

This is something that I am working on though! I try, I try so hard to look at the good things. I am an extremely blessed person, and I should really look at these amazing blessing that I have been given.

Today I had this crazy light bulb moment. I was simply walking to class (in the cold…it was cold today!) and thinking hey, today has been a pretty good day. Which is something that doesn’t normally go through my head. To me days go by a neutral. They are neither good nor bad. Nothing exciting happens, but nothing terrible. I seem to describe them as blah. Just plain blah. However, my light bulb moment was that why do I not look at things as good? If I have the outlook going into something as this is going to be good then if nothing bad happens it is good!

It seems to be that when I go into class, or work for the day I just do it. I don’t think anything of it. I just do the work and when it’s over that’s it. Yet, I realized that if I actually start a job or task as something to enjoy then I actually enjoy it!

Amazing right? Something so simply as just being enjoying life is so hard sometimes for a person like me. So here’s to looking at the bright side of life. To enjoying things from the very beginning!

  1. Reply

    Great reminders! And awesome how the Lord showed you this. I think everyone should read this. It would truly change their whole way of life. Choose joy!!!

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