Which One Are You ~ Pessimist, Optimist or ?


“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.” ~  G. Donald Gale

As you know, I love inspirational and motivational quotes.  They lift me up when I’m feeling down and the spur me on with positivity when I need a good nudge in the right direction.  Of course, most of us have heard the pessimist/optimist water glass quote, but I liked this one because it added a little addendum.  As you may or may not know, I’ve written about this before because I’m a glass 1/2 full gal here  and I’ve asked you before What’s your glass look like?  I’ve even discussed the whole idea of pessimist, optimist-or-realist!

So now tell me, which one are you?

Shine On!


16 thoughts on “Which One Are You ~ Pessimist, Optimist or ?

  1. Wow, this is a really wonderful quote. I’m an optimist, but I hadn’t thought about the thirsty person dimension to that metaphor. Excellent insight, my friend. Merry May to you!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  2. I think I bring the optimist thing on a new level 😀 Optimist/realist/smartass one. The glass is never half full, it has half water and half air, it is full. 😉

  3. As you can see by my picture caption; I co-author a book series on this very topic. Optimism, to be effective, must view and evaluate each situation in the light of reality and truth. Whitewashed optimism leads one down a slippery slope.

    “I’ve come to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself.”-G.K. Chesterton

    • I have read your book and loved the stories told by all. Joel Heller introduced me to the amazing wave of optimism that you are sharing and growing exponentially. Keep shining! Thanks for stopping by and for commenting! 🙂

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