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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Half empty or half full ... your choice ..

Scientifically, whichever way you look at it, the volumes stay the same. The glass contains half of the liquid, so it could be half empty or half full. But, if we look at things philosophically, it is totally a different issue.

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Have you ever met people in your life where all they focusing on are nothing but negative? Especially things about us, it doesn’t feel good. I don’t know about you, but I refuse to take it.  Sometimes I simply walk away from the conversation.

A child came home and said “Mom, I have gotten A on my test today.” “What is your score?” Mom asked. “92, is that awesome or what?” the child answered. “I see. You have missed 8 points. What did you miss?” Mom continued.

Have we ever been in that situation or heard the above? The focus here was what the child had missed instead of what the child had accomplished. We may not realize this, but the impact could be dreadful. We are teaching our children to focus on what the child has failed to do instead of what the child had accomplished.
I guess I am not saying that we shouldn’t learn from the mistakes. In fact, that is as valuable as realizing what we have accomplished. That mom simply could have acknowledged the child’s accomplishment then find a moment to learn from the mistakes.

We have been surrounded by negativity and sometimes we turn into one ourselves, especially when things are not going the way we had hoped.  Sometimes, we tend to see the world through a negative perspective, focusing on the bad and ignoring the good.There is a positive aspect in everything. In every person, in every situation, there is something good.  Most of the time, it’s not all that obvious. We just have to look and sometimes we have to look hard.

A positive attitude leads to contentment and achievement. It can amend our whole life. If we look at the bright side of life, our whole life becomes filled with brightness. This brightness affects not only us and the way we look at the world, but also our surrounding and the people around us. If it is powerful enough, it becomes infectious. Let’s pause for a moment in our life and spread the positive attitude and be infectious!

Until next stop,
Journey of Life

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