The Theme Game: Glass

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Glass. Hmmm. I was struggling a little with this theme, my mind has been occupied with plans for our upcoming holiday :)

And then I found this quote from Pete Doherty. Lovely isn’t it?

Yet, something that I find difficult to believe. My tendency is towards the glass half empty end of the spectrum. I joke about my it’s a disaster moments but really, that inclination: to always see the worst in a situation, always presume the worst outcome; makes for a difficult life.

I keep it under control most of the time, quite successfully actually. But, the slightest glitch: if I’m tired, or busy, or ill; and that glass very definitely becomes half empty again.

I am, of course, my own worst enemy. As I take on too much, set impossible targets, hold myself up against ridiculous ideals; I fail.

Looking at it from a glass half full perspective; this drive to do well is a positive thing. If realistic and controlled… I recognise that this is something that I need to work on and while I have a way to go, I am at least conscious of it. Which my husband will be very pleased to hear!

In the meantime I will leave you with two things. The first is another quote, which I have hanging in my kitchen. A positive look at an empty glass.


And lastly, my wonderful husband gave me this last year, so that the top half of my glass is always full.

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20 thoughts on “The Theme Game: Glass”

  1. thereadingresidence

    Love that quote in your kitchen and your glass! Now I’m a glass half full type, whereas my husband’s definitely a half-empty. It’s the perfect combo for a couple, though, don’t you think? If ever I’m in danger of getting too happy with life, he’ll always be there, eager to bring me back down….!! Loved reading this, thanks for joining in with #TheThemeGame x

    1. I think that’s a great way to look at it, my husband is very definitely glass half-full, and that does balance me x Thanks for hosting x

  2. I love the glass gift from your husband, how lovely. I too struggle with the ‘doomsday scenarios’ I can potentially play out time after time if I allow them too. I hope you have a wonderful holiday :) Thank you for sharing with #TheThemeGame

    1. Thank you Iona, it’s hard sometimes and I can be a real doomsday type too. But, I’m getting better. I don’t think you can completely change it, but you can put a positive spin on things xx

  3. That’s brilliant! I was contemplating a glass half full/glass half empty post but then I googled ‘glass’ and came up with Google Glass (funnily enough!) which absolutely intrigued me! I’ve always struggled to be half full too but this year I am making a concerted effort not to sweat the small stuff and to concentrate on living for the moment, letting go of my anxieties and thinking positive – its going OK so far… Watch this space! #TheThemeGame

    1. I would love to be always optimistic, but it’s just not my nature, but I work hard at not letting pessimism consume me :)

  4. Aww I love the glass from your husband! Very thoughtful :) I think I’m more of a half full kinda girl, but I definitely have half empty days where I am convinced everything is going to go wrong! :) Great interpretation of glass, I love the variety! Xx

    1. I don’t think we can change it, but we can work at not letting it take over xx And, a healthy dose of realism is a good thing, I think!

  5. Lovely post, thought provoking. I love the glass at the end! It’s difficult to be positive all of the time, exhausting almost – I’m sure most people have a similar attitude to you x #thethemegame

    1. Thank you – I think you’re right, being positive all the time would be exhausting, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a bit of realism – just need to keep a handle on the pessimism :)

  6. Mama and More aka Zaz

    Feels like there’s something brittle while hopeful about that Pete Doherty quote – or maybe I just think that because it’s Pete Doherty! I remember asking my cousin if the glass is half full or half empty, and he replied – definitively empty all the way… it’s up to me to fill it up throughout my life. It’s always stayed with me. I’m a half full kind of person, but husband is more half empty… I guess together it works out! Thanks for linking this to #AllAboutYou x

    1. That’s a lovely way to look at it actually. My husband is definitely a half-full and I think that it probably does work well :)

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