“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?
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,
Merry May to you Kathy! I love that ~ Merry May! ♥
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. 😉
It’s what I adore about you my friend! Keep shining! xo
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! 🙂
Half -full, but I like the searching for a thirsty person even better. Great quote.
Thank you ~ I thought it was a great twist to a quote I’ve often heard! ♥
I’m usually an optimist, but given a misplaced, crucial item, I’m leaning a bit towards pessimist today.
Then let’s send up prayers that you find your missing item ~ ever heard of St. Anthony? He usually helps me find stuff. I hope you’ve got it now! ♥
Thank you for the kind thoughts! As luck/timing/Murphy’s Law would have it, right after I completed the steps and obtained a replacement, it had been found a few blocks away. (Smile)
So now you have 2! 🙂 Must be a good reason, perhaps you need to give one away?
I’m a pessioptimist or would that be an optipessimist?
Eres una raya de sol! ♥