Looking at a half glass of water, if you don’t like water pick another beverage. 😉 Is the glass half empty or half full? My answer of course would be…It’s half full. Why? Well, because I am an optimist and I do count my blessings I am. It’s a thought I was pondering yesterday and remembering. My twin sister Autumn, yes she’s an optimist, too. Hate us or love us, that’s what we twinnies are.
This is kind of unusual memory…We once took a survey of the half empty/half full theory. Call us weirdos if you want to (we’ve probably been called worse), but we were working a 12 hour plus day. We co-managed a small store and had lots of work to get done and catch up on. So, Autumn and I both planned a long day for ourselves. The survey started out as a joke, but started to catch on…We had asked a few shoppers their opinions. It was kind of strange every one of them had answered half empty!
Well, being the ever curious types we twinnies decided we would take our day long survey. I must explain, it was a fairly small store and most of the shoppers knew us. They were all used to our sense of humor and sometimes rather amusing thoughts or conversation. Never a dull moment with Autumn and I, we like to interact with people. So, the day went on and we actually were keeping track. For real, we really were…We asked as many as we could. Is the glass half empty of hall full? The surprise was, and I do remember this clearly…70% said half empty. Only a pitiful 30% said half full, Autumn really got into a few intense chats with some of the lucky shoppers. She was trying to talk them into the half full theory being the best answer! What can I say, the girl loves a good debate! Anyway, isn’t that something? The majority of people were pessimists, how disheartening that survey was.
I wonder if any of you reading this would care to offer your own opinion? Come on, don’t be shy…Simple question! You could be so kind to let Autumn and I know what does that half glass of water look like to you? We twinnies are needing another survey, please make our day all you kind readers. I know Autumn and I would be overjoyed to get a happier percentage this time around. I am not trying to sway anyone ;), but really isn’t it a nicer thought…The glass is half full! 🙂
Quite seriously, we would all be much happier people if we took that attitude in life. Look for the up side of things, not the down side. Positive thoughts, not negative ones. Something to ponder for the day and please do feel free to give us twinnies your answer. No pressure, honest! 🙂 😉