Are you half full or half empty?

I realized today that I have not posted a blog here since February! It’s July! So I am going to try to be better…I said try. Maybe I can do short snippets.

I am a half-empty kind of person. I do not know if it nature or nurture that makes me this way. I suspect it may be nurture. I have notice for many years that no matter what happens in your life, if you mention it to my sister, her circumstances are worse. Last weekend I realized this trait was some thing my sister & mom share. I think I had given my mom a pass for many years because; well she has very real disabilities.

I am fortunate that for the past 12 years, I have been influenced strongly by my “other half” also known as “better half”. She is a glass three-quarters full kinda girl! It’s a pie in the sky, head in the clouds kind of world in which she lives. Everyone is kind and good. Everything will work out for the best. Everybody loves me. The birds sing. The weather is wonderful. You get the picture.

Still, my innate nature is to see a half empty glass. I try to be positive. Really, I do! I swear! Pie in the sky would be nice (although better if it were chocolate cake). There are people who are kind and good, I just never seem to meet them. It will all work out; probably about the time, you die. Everyone does love me, at least until they get what they want. Birds do sing, but they also shit on your porch (or head, so do not look up). The weather is wonderful, but wait 30 minutes and it will change. I suspect you see how this goes.

Anyway, we leave for California in 9 days. I have been negative about this trip for about 6 months (or more). I was promised I would NEVER have to do this again, but I’m going. It was my choice to go (trying to be a nice guy – HA!).

I am trying to change my attitude. I am really! Right now, I think it’s 10 day…10 stinkin’ days of hell…than I can come back home. It’s not the perfect attitude; but it’s a large improvement from the bitching and moaning of last week. I am not going to promise to write daily but I may be depending on you, those brave enough to read this blog, to help me make it through the next 19 days.

More later……

About Gayle

Gayle is a Social Media Enthusiast and Consultant with Biz Buzz Social Media Marketing; co-owner of Glynne's Soaps; a dalmatian rescuer; genealogist and member of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) and of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC); a Cubs Fanatic; hopeful bagpiper; purveyor of positive; and a curious seeker of life.
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