Viewing life as a glass half full or a glass half empty seems to be a limiting approach in my opinion. The options are left to nothing more than a positive or negative outlook when really there are other perspectives to consider. Instead of assigning negative connotation to a glass half empty, I choose to look at it as a life that’s been half enjoyed. There’s plenty of life to look forward to when viewed that way. The measure of half is completely arbitrary. There’s what’s been lived and what is left to be lived. None of us know how much time we have. Enjoy the memories and look forward to what the future brings.
If life were a glass of milk wouldn’t you savor and enjoy it down to the last drop? Would you complain when it was half gone or delight knowing there was still more in the glass? If milk isn’t to your liking, altering it to make it more palatable is a possibility. Warm it up or add chocolate to alter the flavor. Life is the same way. You have the choice to savor each experience. Look forward to the next gulp. Change what doesn’t suit you. Otherwise, if you choke it down you’ll likely spill, wasting what precious little there is. Don’t drink too slowly or risk spoiling what time you have.
Glasses don’t hold the same amount. People aren’t granted an equal number of years. There are no refills in life, so be thankful for what you are given. With a slight change to your perspective, you might discover that your glass has a lot more living in it than you expected. No matter how you choose to see your life, my hope is whatever amount is in your glass, that you enjoy it.