Life could be likened to a glass filled halfway with whatever. Some would look at it as “half-full; others would say it’s ‘half-empty”. How one looks at the glass would literally spell out his personality. The one who sees the glass half-full is the one who is optimistic, the one who finds reasons to be happy, the one who is always thankful to God for the blessings he receives no matter how small. The one who sees the glass half-empty obviously wallows in pessimism. He has kept a blind eye to the blessings God has endowed him with since birth and spends all his days whining and complaining, looking for minute matters to fuss about.
The optimist looks for the good in every bad situation; choosing to believe that God’s hand is behind everything that is happening. The pessimist looks for the bad in even the seemingly perfect situation and feeling a sense of selfish gratification each time he can point out a minor fault because it makes him feel better.
The optimist can laugh at himself knowing that like everyone else, he is bound to make booboos — after all, despite the immaculate aura he exudes, he isn’t too full of himself. The pessimist hates being laughed at, but has the loudest voice when laughing at the failures of others. He really isn’t happy about what he does. He just wants others to think that he is.
The optimist recognizes the challenge in every hardship. He knows it is an avenue for him to become better. The pessimist only sees hardship in even the most mundane challenge. He knows he can do it if he tries harder enough, but he doesn’t do it because for him, to complain is much better than lifting a finger.
So, how do you see your glass, is it half – empty or half -full?