Is the glass half empty or half full…
The insomniac that I am, I’m up at three in the morning, staring at the ceiling counting sheep. I think to myself I need to go bungee jumping before the year is out. I then text my baby sister to find out when she plans to come home so I can plan my trip around that. We text on dates and she takes quite a moment and finally she writes back and says, “I like this new you very much, living life, that’s all I want.” Her statement got me thinking, asking myself, what had changed? Had anything improved? To be honest everything looked the same. If anything some of lifes’ experiences had gotten tougher. Responsibilities have piled a little more. But I smile wider, so wide its enough to inspire my babies. What had changed? Days later it hit me, when a good friend of mine said one word. Perspective.
It is amazing how in the exact same spot I was miserable. I had enough, I wanted more still. There was always a lacking I needed to address, a void I needed to fill. Something that someone else had that I wanted. So then what changed, Perspective. I changed the view point. I always looked at it from a point of what I didn’t have but now all all I see is how great I have it going on lol. How in this moment I have everything I need, I’m so ecstatic I could cry. I have learned to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, as simple as ice cream and friendships. I have aspirations, but they don’t sprout from a sore spot of contention but more from a happy place. My glass isn’t half empty, it’s half full. I choose daily to see it as half full, the other half is aspirations and dreams I chase, one day at a time.
Take it from a woman who months ago stood on a scale every morning to make sure she hadn’t gained weight overnight. Who also felt she wasn’t pretty enough, tall enough or smart enough. Take it from me, you don’t need more, you need to change how you look at it. Perspective is everything. Today I look in the mirror, I see the same woman, broken in places but totally solid in others. To me, a few kilos heavier she’s the epitome of beauty, brains and power. I see her just right and that there is all I need to take on the world…
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”