Half Full, or Half Empty – What’s Your Perception Of The Glass?

By Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s an age-old question; Is the glass half full, or half empty? It’s a simple phrase but your perception of the glass actually says quite a lot.

Think about it: your perception of the glass says something about your very outlook on life. Therefore it’s a large part of how you experience each and every day.

What's your perception of the glass - Half full, or half empty? Your perception of the glass can provide comfort & optimism. #TexasHomesteader

You’ve Gotta Have A Little Rain

For instance if it rains one day, someone with a half-empty glass mindset may be disappointed. The reasons for their disappointment are all valid:

  • I need to find my umbrella.
  • Traffic will be awful.
  • I might get mud on my good shoes.

But for a half-full glass kinda gal although the circumstances are exactly the same the thought process is different. Instead of disappointment she may be thinking:

  • Oh I love how the air smells when it rains.
  • My garden is going to love this moisture.
  • The ponds are finally filling after a long dry spell.

You see what I mean? Same incident, same circumstances, completely different attitudes and in all probability different levels of satisfaction with today’s results.

Your perception of the glass says a lot about you and the way you look at life. Is your glass half-full or half-empty? #TexasHomesteader

I’ve always considered myself to be of the glass-half-full mindset.

That doesn’t mean that I don’t ever get frustrated nor feel the sting of injustices done to me. We’re all human and those emotions are just part of living on this beautiful blue planet.

When my children were young I taught them that most of the time they get exactly what they’re looking for in any given situation – both good or bad. So they might as well look for something GOOD!

Don’t you find it true that if you’re looking for something bad in someone or something you’re more likely to see the bad side?

Don’t you likewise find the opposite is true, and that looking for something good will show you something good?

Your perception of the glass says a lot about you and the way you look at life. Is your glass half-full or half-empty? #TexasHomesteader

So take the time to dance in that rain. The sun may very well shine tomorrow but enjoy today for the gifts that it presents.

How will you tackle your day today?  Ask yourself: “Is my glass half-full or half-empty?”

I’ve always said that the true meaning of life
is your own perception of the glass.

Your perception of the glass says a lot about you and the way you look at life. Is your glass half-full or half-empty? #TexasHomesteader


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15 thoughts on “Half Full, or Half Empty – What’s Your Perception Of The Glass?

  1. Linda @ A La Carte

    I’m a half full kind of gal! Thanks for sharing this at TTF!

  2. Tamara Hampton

    I needed that! thanks. I think i have been looking at the glass all wrong lately.

  3. Homestead Dad

    When I read the title of this post, my answer was overflowing. I feel truly blessed with everything that I have. Like you said, it’s not that I don’t get down or frustrating, but I don’t let myself stay there. My best example was one day I was frustrated with all the laundry and dishes I have to do. But I had to remind myself that there are others in this world who either aren’t able to physically do those chores, or haven’t been able to have kids to produce all those chores. It’s all about attitude. Thanks

  4. Gretchen

    So much of life is in the mindset – thanks for sharing your thoughts, it’s always good to remember to see the good!

  5. Joan @ The Chicken Mama

    You’re totally right! I tend to be more of a half-empty person. It’s hard to un-learn negative thinking. I’ve learned to try to catch myself when I get crabby and ask myself (out loud), “Now really, how bad is your day going?” And I usually have to reply (again, out loud), “Yeah, it’s actually a pretty good day, all things considered.” It gets me out of the rut I’ve put myself in! (stopping by from Backyard Farming Connection Hop)

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Joan – thanks for commenting. You’re absolutely right though, we’re all kinda hard-wired one way or the other in the half-full vs half-empty mindset. But as you mentioned, recognizing it and turning it around can make a difference! ~TxH~

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  7. Gary DeGroot

    You have bought brought up a very good point, it is always how you feel about something, but we do not always think about it. I know I tend to lean towards the negative side, but on the bright side, I am trying to do much better now. It takes a lot of work, but I know I will get through it. 🙂

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      You’re right Gary, sometimes just realizing that you have that kind of control is half the battle. Thanks for commenting! ~TxH~

  8. Texas Homesteader Post author

    Thanks Michelle. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the day it’s good to get a reminder that we do have some level of control over our own experiences. Hope you have a great Friday ~TxH~!

  9. Michelle O'Neill

    This post, with pictures to bat, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for laying it all out there! Whew..


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