We don’t really laugh because something is funny. We laugh to show that we understand. … It’s another way to say “I get it” or “I can relate”.
—Ramsey S Baker
—Ramsey S Baker
Half empty? Or Half full? Which way will you have it? —Will your choice make a significant impact on the life you wish to lead?
Answer: Yes. A greater impact than you could ever imagine.
From my standpoint, I’d much rather have the glass half full. How did I arrive at this conclusion [I know, I’m buggin, right?] you’re asking? -There’s optimism in a glass half full, whereas the glass half empty creates a negative connotation. Something half empty is always missing it’s other half. Always feels incomplete and therefore, inadequate. However, A half full glass continues to peak. Nonstop. The potential to be whole never perishes. It’s tough to decide. I find my conscience in a tug-of-war almost daily. It’s easy to choose a half empty glass because it requires no effort. Self-pity and doubt are alternatives we turn to when we’re too stubborn to try. Being a pessimist is a habit. One that’s not so easy to break. This state of mind hinders us all from reaching our full potential. [ Listen to me… It’s YOU causing the damage. The failure. No one else.]
Think about it… How often have you failed at something before ever trying? //See the world with an opened mind.
A clear conscience. And most importantly, with a half full glass.
\ “An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.” -Winston Churchill
It hurts my pride to tell you how I feel. But I still need to. Now Why is that?
Yikes! I have so many!!
hmmm…think Serge Ibaka, Tristan Wilds, or Idris Elba. Can someone create a mix of those guys for me? (iKid iKid) Celebrity crushes are fun…chances are, you’ll never meet them, so you’ll never have to know if their personality blows (meaning, you’ll never have to stop crushing!) lol.
The caption underneath this photo I randomly found asked: Where do you do your best thinking?
Answer: Here. Resting my head on a soft pillow after a long day.
Lying in bed, I always seem to replay my entire day from start to finish. I think about the things I wanted to do, but didn’t have enough time to do them. How I learned something new and how I’ll likely be able to share my knowledge in future conversations. Did I call or text at least one of my closest friends just to stay in touch? Are my peers proud of me because of a recent accomplishment? What can I do tomorrow to make sure I end up where I’d ultimately like to be? And did I spend enough time showing those I love how much I care? What could I have done differently?
These questions all cross my mind when lying in bed. It’s my thoughts haven. However I respond to these questions, I answer in hopes of one outcome. Happiness. …that feeling that’s without regret. Knowing that I did all I could to make those around me feel encouraged, loved, appreciated, and necessary. …and knowing that when the day has come to an end, I did my part to make sure our cups were filled and our dreams were sought.
There’s a quote that says something like ” today is unique. It is the first and last time you’ll ever see it” ( don’t quote me on that…). That’s food for thought. Go after the things you wish to attain, try something new, and always value time with the people who you can’t live without because some day soon, you’ll have to.
My head rested on a pillow makes me think …
Find that place, and let your conscience take you away. …no regrets.
Music Mondays: In honor of NBA playoffs ( Go #OKC by the way! ) and because it’s just so friggin awesome… Linkin Park’s “Burn it Down”. Enjoy.
…for me, I have to be inspired or “moved” to write, and once I decide that’s what I’m going to do, It’s extremely important to be in a comfortable place. Sometimes I need a tranquil setting (like the one above which sits on the Chattahoochee River), other times I find myself wanting to be in the midst of people who are out and about (perhaps at Panera Bread or Barnes and Noble).