Friday, July 23, 2010

So Glad I Married "Glass 1/2 Full"

You know the common expression "Glass half empty or half full?"  Wikipedia defines it as "a common expression, used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty); or as a general litmus test to simply determine if an individual is an optimist or a pessimist."

In general I would describe myself as a "half full" kind of person, but I think that only applies to the little/easy things of life and it seems to be the Right Answer when someone asks.  When referring to the bigger things of life, like safety and our kids, financial burdens working out, people I care for making the right decisions, etc., I'm becoming more aware that I'm totally a "half empty" kind of person.  I'm filled with doubt, my trust wanes, and let's just say, I'm a big downer!

If something has a 10-25% chance of happening I will lay awake at night worrying of this something bad happening.  On the other hand, for most of those occurrences, my sweetheart will say, there is a 75-90% chance that it WON'T happen.  Now get some sleep.

The Bible has over 160 entries of Trust, Trusted, Trustfully, Trusting, Trusts...(I do not trust my vision to give you an accurate count, but know there are MANY references to Trusting).  So apparently God knows there may be a few people like me that need to read OVER AND OVER again that I need to put my Trust in Him and not give into the worry that plagues and can cause so much anxiety.

So today, I'm thankful for the Wonderful Husband I married who SO balances my thinking and reminds me that the Glass is 1/2 Full.

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