Here lies the question of the ages. Is this glass, half empty, or is it half full. No matter which way you turn you will with no doubt find folks going in one way or the other. We can at least be thankful that it is only two choices in this matter. Any more might just make things really hectic, and down right really confusing.

It is amazing to me just how this question has seemed to guide the path of out lives in recent years. It seems that most folks now choose to look at things from the bottom side of things. Or should we say the negative, for at least this moment. (you can certainly choose to disagree)

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation on-line with someone I was trying to get to know. I asked the question: what is your sign? Her response was “I think that is pure evil, I don’t even give that any mind”.

I stopped to wonder about that statement, since me and my mom had the same conversation some years ago. So here is where I sit today.

Why is it so darn easy to see the negative, or the ugly over the beauty and the love?

I can recall sitting in Bible camp and singing a song whose words read:

In the stars his handiwork I see…

Why is it that since some astrological studies have turned to a dark side of things, some folks forget or choose not to see the good in things.

As I go on through life I see this in just about everything I encounter these days.  It is simply easier to see the darkness.

The picture at the bottom is only a mere example of a starry night, but ask yourself this (at least in talking about the stars)  when was the last time you looked up saw a sky filled with stars and just stopped to look?

Have we let the half empty guidelines dictate how we lead our lives?

Have we forgotten about all the great and beautiful things that life really has to offer.

I can think back too when a man buying a woman a dozen roses, meant he walked into: “I love you honey”. Yet today that same man would get: “so what did you do? or even  so you leaving me now?”

It might seem sort of funny, but as you read stop and look around you, and your life. And see just what things are really important and why.  Are you choosing the positive, or going the easier way with the negative.


About MedicSmurf

I am a former NY City Emergency Paramedic. Who believes in God, and the love of our Country. A former US Army Medic who believes that life brings us new challenges, adventures, and downfalls. I look to making them all a positive way to grow. being on the bottom is a sign that life still has a chance to go up. ARE YOU?

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  1. I see the negative side everyday. I find it hard to see and find the positive part of my life, I guess as you explained it is easier to stay negative and not to fight through the the dark to reach the good path of life. Illness has given me time to stop and watch our world. I see the stars, the flowers grow and the birds nesting, and much more.I also see my family grow and i can listen to them now. I now appreciate what i had, but i want that back so much. I can not accept losing everything. So i am stuck in the negative, I must be selfish i guess., As the unexpected cuddle from my daughter when i was in tears as my suffering was horrific, should be enough for me to be happier as she cares and loves me so much. I hope this makes sense, its hard to explain…


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