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Posts Tagged ‘Is the glass half full or half empty?’

F is for Full, Half Full…(Part 2 of 2)

Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 7, 2016


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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “F is for Full, Half Full…(Part 2 of 2)” by Linda Martin Andersen

This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z.  I’m excited about trying something new.  I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.

Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge.  There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

Close up of gas gauge. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

Close up of gas gauge. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

F is for Full, Half Full…(Part 2 of 2)

We all know the expression “Is the glass half full or half empty?”  Today, I’d like you to focus on “F–F is for Full, Half Full.”

What does full look like in your life? Half full?

How do you celebrate the full moments?  Do you give thanks?  What about the half full ones? And now for an even bigger challenge:  can you celebrate or give thanks even on half empty or empty days?

Is it possible to move from full to empty in the same day?  Likewise, is it possible to move from empty to full in the same day?

Do you know the expression “rock bottom” or  “hit bottom?”  http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/hit+bottom

Here’s a motivational video about hitting rock bottom:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yBU1ELFXfk

If an experiment proved… that half full and half empty are equal measures, which description would best describe how you approach life? What is your perspective?  Do you lean toward the negative or the positive?  If you tend to lean toward the negative, would you want to change that?  How could you?

In yesterday’s blog post, I stated that “Some people’s circumstances appear to be half empty at best and yet they seem happy or are doing their best to get on with their life.  What’s their secret?” https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/e-is-for-empty-half-empty-part-1-of-2/

I hope this two-day series has you looking at Empty/half empty and Full/half full in a different light.  I’d love to hear your comments.

What “F” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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E is for Empty, Half Empty…(Part 1 of 2)

Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 6, 2016


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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “E is for Empty, Half Empty…(Part 1 of 2)” by Linda Martin Andersen

This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z.  I’m excited about trying something new.  I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.

Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge.  There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

Gas Gauge--full view. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

Gas Gauge–full view. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

E is for Empty, Half Empty…(Part 1 of 2)

We all know the expression “Is the glass half full or half empty?”  Today, I’d like you to focus on “E–E is for Empty, Half Empty.”

What does empty look like in your life?  Half empty?

What helps you move beyond this point?

Some people’s circumstances appear to be half empty at best and yet they seem happy or are doing their best to get on with their life.  What’s their secret?

Yesterday, I observed someone at the gym who was blind being led about by someone else.  This young gentleman didn’t leave the impression that he’d been blind all his life.  He kept his hands on a young lady’s shoulders as she directed him to the next piece of exercise equipment.  She set the time and other settings on the machine for him.  I wondered, was he blinded in military combat?  He was young and of strong build.  He could be military; after all, I do live near an Army base.  No matter what led him to this place and stage of his life, I could not think on him as Empty or even Half Empty.  His circumstances, yes; but him, no.  This image will remain strong in my mind.  My hope is to take lessons learned and apply them to my life as well.

E is for Effort

The young man and woman mentioned above definitely deserve an “E” for effort.

Tell me of a time you or someone you know has shown “E” for effort, even though circumstances appeared to be empty or half empty.

What “E” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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