Today’s post is a little introspective. It started out as one thing and morphed into another. You see, I’ve been pondering this expression, about your glass being half full or half empty. The more I thought of it, the more I realised I am not either of these.
The phrase is normally associated with how we perceive what we have in life. In these situations, my glass is not half anything, it is either full or empty. I’m either very happy, or very sad. I guess growing up with a parent that suffers from depression has an effect on you. I have what I consider to be “dark days”. Anyone who has ever felt the impact of depression knows what I am talking about. It’s like a dark cloud surrounding you, enveloping you and there isn’t much you can do about it.
When it happens, I only really have one tactic. Focus on the very next task. Focus intently. Complete it. Then repeat. Until those dark clouds start to fade. Tom Hanks summed it up well in “Sleepless in Seattle” when he said something about putting one foot in front of the other. What else can you do?
I haven’t been blighted by it too badly in recent months. Being hospitalised for a few days and finding out about some medical conditions were low points. But shit happens and life goes on. Somehow, reading blogs on here helps too. There are some truly amazing and brave people out there. And some deep thinkers.
Keep blogging folks, it makes a difference.