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I'm a 45 year old mother of 3 boys. I live in a beautiful old house that needs a lot of TLC with my youngest son and 2 dogs. I am working hard at keeping myself healthy and fit by working out and doing a spot of running. I'm a creative person and am passionate about keeping traditional skills alive. I cook, knit, bake, garden, preserve, read, write and am now learning to spin and quilt. Oh and I sometimes swear.....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Third Option

"A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full.  But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty."

I've spent most of my life being a glass half empty kinda person. If you expect the worst then you're never disappointed. 

I still have difficulty with the glass is half full philosophy too.  There is still the same amount of water in the damn glass isn't there?

But the third option really floats my boat.  Look for someone who needs that glass of water.  Duh! It's that simple.  It's not half full or half empty.  It's not black or white.  It's not about who's right or who's wrong.

Look for the third option xxx

7 comments:

Peter Duggan said...

Afraid that's not the third option I know ('the engineer says the glass is twice as big as it needs to be'!)... but have to say your third option sounds nicer (if not so funny)! :-)

allybea said...

Lol Pete! That is such a blokey point of view. I was being poetic!

I'm trying to view my life from a different perspective, not work out if I need a smaller sodding glass!!!

Anonymous said...

Whether half-empty or half full, just drink it! Ax

Subversive Runner said...

Ali, you know I love you but I'm gonna piss on your cornflakes. Sometimes it is about who's right and who's wrong.xxx

Peter Duggan said...

Never heard of lady engineers or poetic guys, then? :-P

allybea said...

Touche Pete!

Dave, love you right back xxx

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

If it's wine, don't really think about it. Just get it down you, doll :-) x