3/23/09

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.

10 comments:

inlandempiregirl said...

Hey... if you need the Jolley posse to come and protect your place... just call and JEJ will round them up... what was with that sign?

Nita Jo said...

Awww... my heart is with you. I do know that God does make beauty from ashes. Mom had written some lines from that song on a piece of paper... it was tucked inside her Bible, which I now use. It brings me peace when I read those words. I pray "peace" for you today!
Sending a huge Hug!

Silver Valley Girl said...

IEG--Thanks for the help. I'll email you about the sign.

Nita Jo--Thanks for the comforting words. I need some right now. They are much appreciated.

MarmiteToasty said...

(((((((SilverValleyGirl))))))))) big hugs to you, do you want me to send me boys over to sort whoever the sign leaver is?....

I think you should top up that half empty glass with gin and fresh orange and a couple of chunks of ice :)....

thinking of you...

x

Silver Valley Girl said...

MT--Between the Jolley posse and your boys defending me, no one would want to mess with me again!!LOL!

Thanks for the hugs!! I felt them all the way across the pond.

Leahann a.k.a Kimberly's Mommy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that someone could be so hurtful. I often ask myself why people have to be that way. What makes someone so miserable in their life that they would purposely be so cruel.

Keep your chin up and your glass half full. Apparently the person who did this has no idea what a beautiful and wonderfully giving person you are.

Love you!!!!!

inlandempiregirl said...

Hey Marmite... I'll take the gin, fresh orange and ice! lol.

Silver Valley Girl said...

Thanks Leahann. Your encouragement is much appreciated!!

raymond pert said...

Please write me an email about the sign, too. If you need more rough riders on the posse, my place of employment is full of ex-cons and recovering meth addicts always ready to rumble. Let me know. All I have to do is say the word and these guys will forget about probation, parole, and staying clean and sober!

SM said...

I wanted you to know your post is inspiring to me. I always think of you as a big time "glass half full" gal but we all have times of hurt and discouragement.

You are such an asset to our kids and our community. I pray for God's peace and comfort and perfect purpose through even the challenging times.