Half full or half empty
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
For most of my younger life I was a glass half empty type. I got it from my moms side of the family. It wasn't until I met my husband that I realized that there was another way to view things. I also realized that people would much rather be around someone with a positive attitude than a negative one. The amazing thing is that it is possible to change. At first I had to consciously edit myself. If I said or started to say or think something negative, I would stop, check myself and try to find something positive to counter act it. Sometimes I had to pretend i was a naturally positive person. I had to hold in the negative stuff, not even giving it a voice. In time it became more natural to think and expect good things, to think of the bright side.
My husband calls himself Mr. Lucky. And he is. But not because good things happen to him, but because of the way he interprets the things that happen. For instance when he got a flat tire, he said he was Mr. Lucky because it happened in the driveway. Or the time he lost his brakes just as he was pulling into the garage. Mr. Lucky again!
Of course I know that I'm the lucky one. Because I found someone who makes every day a joy and who influenced me to become someone who is now able to see the bright side. It didn't happen overnight- we have been married 27 years- but step by step I got there.