DP Daily Prompt: The Glass Post by Ranu

Is the glass half empty or half full? The pess...

Is the glass half empty or half full? The pessimist would pick half empty, while the optimist would choose half full. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is the glass half -full  or half-empty: I’ve heard this expression countless times. I have read so many different idioms,which immediately brings a picture in my mind,what is it trying to tell me.This one however is slightly tricky.Here I instantly think of two individuals asking each other the question ,is it half- full or half-empty. Each one is trying to find  out where  they fit in this category.

I would like to say I’m an optimist, so to me it is half-full.I don’t go into the detail,why it is half-full. Is it because the city shut-off the water supply,only half of the glass could be filled or someone came and drank half of it.There are so many different ways of looking at it. To a pessimist it is half-empty, therefore he or she sees it as a premonition,they would believe something terrible is about to happen.

My Mom was always an optimist and she taught us to see things positively.She frequently told me it’s God’s will, whatever He does is for our benefit. We should not complain. He is taking a test,He wants to know our belief in Him. There were occasions when I only wanted half a glass of water,to me I view it as, I shouldn’t waste it if I only need part of it to quench my thirst.

My other relatives probably will question why the glass is not full. There are all kinds of examples of half-full and half-empty. What amuses me, it’s the same glass with the  same quantity of water. A critic,an optimist and a pessimist will look at this same glass of water differently.This is the beauty of a human mind we all view things differently.

6 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: The Glass Post by Ranu

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this.

    My mother taught me to see good things. Then later in life others taught me to see that bad can turn to good, good to better, better to better still, and then something more that goes beyond it all.

    I’m grateful to these teachers, mother and all.

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. Dear Ranu,

    Wonderful post! I’ve heard it many times before and yes it does depict the different views we all have, as we all witness life from a different perspective! I would say that the glass is half full or perhaps full enough, as we are taught that whatever we have is good enough and for our benefit. Like your mother used to tell you, whatever God gives us, it is for our own good.

    Our mother’s are indeed amazing teachers, just like angels, a blessing bestowed upon all of us!

    Much love,
    Shaidi

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