In Others’ Words: Realizing the Glass is Refillable

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Y’all know I’ve switched sides several times on the glass half empty vs. glass half full debate.

I’ve gone from seeing the glass half empty to seeing the glass half full. Then I embraced a friend’s comment: There’s always something in the glass.

Loved that perspective. Still do.

But today I’m believing the truth that the glass is always refillable. 

Sometimes I get worn out. Sometimes I don’t have enough energy for the day. Sometimes it’s all just too much.

And it’s not always illness or too many demands or disappointments that tip my glass over and drain it. I can be poured out by good things too. Deadlines, a.k.a. “living the dream. Or celebrations. Yes, there can be too much of a good thing.

At times like these — both the good and the bad — I need to remind myself to stop and refill my glass.

With rest. With quiet. With family and friends. With walks outside. Good music. Times where I listen and times when I am heard. And moments when I refill someone else’s glass.

In Your Words: Is your glass half empty, half full … or does it need to be refilled? How will you refresh your perspective today?

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  1. August 4, 2015, 12:13 am   /  Reply

    The glass is bloody well full.

    When I place all the blessing in my life against the small thing of pancreatic cancer, the verdict is both quick and clear.

    I am the luckiest man alive.

    • August 4, 2015, 8:38 am   /  Reply

      As, post scriptum, I intend to stay alive.

    • August 4, 2015, 9:49 am   /  Reply

      And I am blessed to know you. Thankful for your friendship.

  2. August 4, 2015, 7:05 am   /  Reply

    That’s a great quote, made me laugh out loud. It certainly is & I’m so thankful. I pray your lovely crystal clear glass is filled very full and to steadily overflowing today as you are filled and also give out so abundantly to others.

    • August 4, 2015, 9:50 am   /  Reply

      Isn’t it a wonderful quote, Dee? I had to find just the right photo, too. It had to be a glass filled to overflowing …

  3. August 4, 2015, 9:37 am   /  Reply

    I love the thought that our glass is refillable. Right this moment, my glass is full. But, since I’m a mom of boys, I’ll probably need to refill before the end of the day. I’m going to refresh my perspective by spending some time with Jesus and with some time spent writing.

    I’m with Dee. May your glass be refilled and overflowing today, my friend.

    • August 4, 2015, 9:51 am   /  Reply

      Thank you, Jeanne. Friendships always refill my glass.

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