I'm Trying To Be A Glass Half Full Kind of Person
My glass is always half full.
I can usually see the good in any situation.
I try and be nice to others, and think good thoughts, and help out when I can.
But occasionally, the glass looks half empty. I get discouraged.
I tried not to let a few incidents get to me this weekend.
I tried to laugh them off, or act like it didn't bother me. But then I realized, it is okay if it bothers me. It is okay to be bothered by something that upsets me.
I woke up Saturday morning, and someone had taped a sign on the front window of the house, so when I raised the window shade, I could read it. It was something about the work I do, and at first I tried to laugh it off, and make light of it, but later it really bothered me. I took the sign to my principal today, and he was a bit puzzled, and then he had me share it with our School Resource Officer, since it was school related. I may never know who put it up there. It won't make me stop doing my job. But it was discouraging, none the less. My glass was going from half full to half empty.
Then some friends came over this weekend, and shared some news that really wasn't unexpected, but it was still hard, because they were hurting, and it was hard. Again, I needed to say to myself, you care about this, it is okay to be disappointed.
So, it was a rather rough weekend, but life goes on. In both situations, I just pray something good comes of them. God is the only one who can make beauty from ashes in these situations.
Perhaps the glass is becoming half full again.